The world’s largest democratic elections have concluded — and India’s pro-Hindu nationalist prime minister and his party are on pace to win by a landslide.
The early results from India’s weeks-long general election show a clear victory for incumbent Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s Bhartiya Janata Party (BJP. The BJP easily trounced its main rival, the Congress Party, led by Rahul Gandhi, the scion of a famous political dynasty.
Modi responded by giving a victory speech in New Delhi on Thursday to thousands of supporters, declaring that the victory was not his, but “a victory of the expectations of the honest citizen of this country.”
US President Donald Trump quickly tweeted his congratulations, writing, “I look forward to continuing our important work together!”.