Lyonchhen Tshering Tobgay sent a congratulatory message to India’s new Prime Minister elect Narendra Modi of the Bharatiya Janata Party yesterday evening.
The BJP led National Democratic Alliance lead by Narendra Modi won a massive landslide majority in the 2014 general elections winning around 340 seats in total well above the 272 seats
required in the Indian Lok Sabha to form the government. The BJP alone won around 284 seats on its own steam enough to form the government on its own.
Lyonchhen said, “It is with great pleasure that I send my warmest felicitations and Tashi Delek to Your Excellency for your overwhelming electoral victory at the general elections and on your appointment as the Prime Minister of India.”
The PM said that PM elect Narendra Modi’s assumption of this high office is a clear testimony of the trust and confidence that the people of India have in him.
The PM said, “I am confident that with your wide experience and towering stature as a leader and statesman, Your Excellency will guide India towards greater peace, stability and prosperity and further enhance her international standing as one of the foremost nations in the world.”
It is a matter of great satisfaction that the relations between Bhutan and India are marked by tremendous goodwill, understanding and cooperation. Successive leaders of the two countries have placed the highest importance to Bhutan-India relations and have committed themselves to strengthening the relations.
Lyonchhen wrote that he was confident that India’s new PM elect will also place a high importance to the Bhutan-India relations and work to further strengthen it. Lyonchhen said that he looked forward to working closely with the Indian PM elect in this regard.
The PM also said in his letter that he would like to visit India as soon as possible, at the PM elect’s convenience, to offer his heartfelt congratulations personally.