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PM Narendra Modi congratulates Boris Johnson for getting thumping majority in UK election

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday congratulated Britain PM for winning UK general election with a thumping majority. Wishing Johnson as the election results showed Boris Johnson-led Conservatives securing historic Parliamentary majority, PM Modi wrote: “Many congratulations to PM @BorisJohnson for his return with a thumping majority.”

“I wish him the best and look forward to working together for closer India-UK ties,” PM Narendra Modi said on Twitter.

Britain Prime Minister Boris Johnson won a resounding election victory on Friday which will now allow him to take Britain out of the European Union in matter of weeks.

For Johnson, whose 20-week tenure in power has been marked by chaotic scenes in parliament and stark division on the streets over Britain’s tortuous departure from the European Union, victory in Thursday’s contest was vindication.

Educated at the country’s most elite school and recognisable by his bombastic style, the 55-year-old must not only deliver Brexit but also convince Britons that the contentious divorce, which would lead to lengthy trade talks, is worth it.

A landslide Conservative win marks the ultimate failure of opponents of Britain’s departure from the European Union who plotted to thwart a 2016 referendum vote through legislative combat in parliament and prompted some of the biggest protests in recent British history.

Johnson won an outright majority in the 650-seat parliament after an exit poll showed the Conservatives on course to win a landslide 368 seats, the biggest Conservative national election win since Margaret Thatcher’s 1987 triumph.

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