New Delhi: The NDA is poised to return to power with a comfortable lead on 346 seats. Celebrations have already begun across the country and PM Modi is to meet party workers later in the evening. BJP President Amit Shah is also going to take out a victory procession via ITO to arrive at the party office.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi took to Twitter to congratulate the country on the win. He wrote, “Together we grow. Together we prosper. Together we will build a strong and inclusive India. India wins yet again.”

Taking to social media, BJP President Amit Shah said the results were the country’s mandate against the divisive, false, baseless and personal attacks by the Opposition. “It also shows that the country picked development over nepotism and appeasement politics.”

International leaders also haven’t held back their best wishes and Japanese PM Shinzō Abe congratulated PM Modi in a telephonic conversation.

Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan tweeted, “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.”

Russia President Vladimir Putin Russia’s sent a congratulatory telegram to PM Modi in connection “with the convincing victory of the BJP at the general parliamentary elections”.

Israel Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu took to Twitter and said the results affirmed PM Modi’s leadership.

Sri Lanka Prime Minister of Sri Lanka Ranil Wickremesinghe tweeted, “Congratulations to #NarendraModi on a magnificent victory! We look forward to working closely with you.”

Afghanistan President Ashraf Ghani said, “Congratulations to Prime Minister Narendra Modi on a strong mandate from the people of India. The government & the people of Afghanistan look forward to expanding cooperation between our two democracies”.

China President Xi Jinping also congratulated Prime Minister Narendra Modi.