With multiple exit polls predicting a majority for BJP, ex-Maldives President Mohamed Nasheed congratulates Prime Minister Narendra Modi and hopes that the island country would continue to have close relation with BJP-led NDA Government.
Mr. Nasheed wrote on his Twitter handle: “As Indian polls close, congratulations are in order for @narendramodi and the BJP. I am sure the Maldives people and Govt will be delighted to continue their close cooperation with the PM and the BJP-led Govt.”
In November 2018, the Prime Minister had visited Maldives to attend the oath-taking ceremony of newly-elected President Ibrahim Mohamed Solih after he all-of-a-sudden defeated ex-President Abdulla Yamen in 2018 Presidential Elections.
During President Solih’s visit in December, India had announced financial aid to USD 1.4 billion to Male.
Mr. Nasheed’s greeting comes even as the vote counting in all-seven round of 2019 Lok Sabha Election is scheduled on May 23.
Several further exit polls claims that BJP will retain power at Centre with most possibility of PM Modi securing a clear majority again in 543-members Lok Sabha.
Three exit polls including that of India Today-Axis My India and CNN News 18-IPSOS have predicted that the BJP will retain power over 300-seats at the Centre.
In 2014 General Elections, NDA secured 341-seats of which BJP alone counts for 282-seats and UPA had all-total scored 60-seats, of which Congress won 44-seats.