Gujarat CM Narendra Modi, who is set to become India's next Prime Minister, seen here with the Tibetan leader His Holiness the Dalai Lama at a function in Vadodara, Gujarat, January 16, 2010/Phayul Photo/Abhilasha Agarwal
DHARAMSHALA, MAY 16: The Central Tibetan Administration has congratulated the Bharatiya Janta Party’s (BJP) Prime Ministerial candidate and the incumbent Chief Minister of Gujarat Narendra Damodar Modi for his party’s historic victory in the 16th Lok Sabha elections.
“I take this opportunity to thank the United Progressive Alliance (UPA) government for their unwavering support for the Tibetan people during its two full terms. I also congratulate the incoming National Democratic Alliance (NDA) government led by Bharatya Janata Party,” the Tibetan PM Lobsang Sangay said today on his administration’s official website.
BJP became the first ever political party to cross the halfway mark of 272 seats in the 543 member - strong Indian parliament’s lower house.
National Democratic Alliance, led by BJP is set to win 333 seats out of 543, according to latest results, with Congress suffering one of the worst defeats in its history by not getting even eighty seats.