Modi congratulates UK's Johnson for election victory

New Delhi


Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday congratulated his British counterpart Boris Johnson for securing an overall majority in the UK general election.

Taking to Twitter, Modi said: "Many congratulations to PM @BorisJohnson for his return with a thumping majority. I wish him the best and look forward to working together for closer India-UK ties."

The UK's ruling Conservative Party on Friday won an overall majority in the general election held on Thursday, while the opposition Labour Party earned its worst results since 1935.