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Friday, May 16, 2014 - 10.12 GMT

President congratulates PM-designate Modi


President Mahinda Rajapaksa has extended his congratulations to India’s Prime Minister elect Narendra Modi and invited him for a state visit to Sri Lanka a short while ago.

Prime Ministerial candidate of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), Narendra Modi is expected to be invited to form the next government after the official declaration of the general elections results. The BJP led alliance is likely to get over 330 seats in the 543-member Lok Sabha.

President Rajapaksa congratulated Mr Modi and said that the economic progress could be achieved only through a stable government and he was glad that Mr Modi would be able to form a stable government as his party’s resounding victory. He extended Mr Modi an invitation to pay a state visit to Sri Lanka at his earliest convenience.

Modi will take oath on May 21 as the next Prime Minister of India before President Pranab Mukerjee at the Rashtrapathi Bhavan in New Delhi.





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