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Pakistan’s Prime Minister Imran Khan congratulated his Indian counterpart, Narendra Modi, after the Lok Sabha elections were swept by his party BJP.
In response to Khan’s message, Modi said on Thursday that he has always “given primacy to our region’s peace and development.”

Support messages for PM Modi were released after a resounding mandate was secured by the BJP in the 2019 Lok Sabha polls. Dozens of world leaders either phoned him personally to laud his victory in the general elections or extended their wishes on Twitter.

“I congratulate Prime Minister Modi on the electoral victory of BJP and allies. Look forward to working with him for peace, progress and prosperity in South Asia,” Khan tweeted earlier on Thursday.

Responding to him, PM Modi wrote: “Thank you PM @ImranKhanPTI. I warmly express my gratitude for your good wishes. I have always given primacy to peace and development in our region.”

Before the polls, Khan had said that if PM Modi wins the elections, there could be a better chance of peace talks with India.

He reportedly said it might be too scary to seek a settlement with Pakistan over Kashmir if the next Indian government were to be led by the Congress party, fearing a backlash from the right wing.