The president of the United States of America Donald Trump called Prime Minister Narendra Modi last night and congratulated him on his massive success in the recently concluded elections in 5 states, in which BJP formed governments in four states. The landslide victory in Uttar Pradesh, India’s largest state with 200 million people, where BJP won 324 out of 403 seats has been the highlight and the most talked about election results this year. The UP elections were considered as the semi-final to the 2019 elections and BJP’s landslide victory under the leadership of Narendra Modi has made him even more powerful.
This is the second time Donald Trump has called PM Modi after he assumed his office as the President of the United States. Narendra Modi was one of the first few world leaders whom Donald Trump had called in January after he took the oath. Both of them last spoke in January when President Trump called up PM Modi and discussed the security situation in South and Central Asia. After that interaction, the White House had said that India and the United States will “stand shoulder to shoulder” to fight global terrorism.
The importance of the Indo-US partnership under Trump administration was reflected in the fact that President Trump called Prime Minister Modi before he spoke with key European allies like Britain, Germany and Japan or other major powers like China and Russia after his oath-taking ceremony. During the first call to PM Modi, President Trump had emphasized that the United States “considers India a true friend and partner in addressing challenges around the world,” according to a White House statement after the call. Both the leaders also invited each other to their respective countries.