New Delhi  —Hindu nationalist Prime Minister Narendra Modi vowed to build an inclusive India on Thursday after scoring a landslide election win that he hailed as the “biggest event in world democracy”. “Together we grow. Together we prosper. Together we will build a strong and inclusive India. India wins yet again!,” Modi declared amid nationwide celebrations by his  Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP). The 68-year-old leader, who built a formidable campaign based on his tough national security stance, was showered with petals when he arrived flashing “V” for victory signs at the BJP headquarters where thousands of supporters waited. US President Donald Trump sent Twitter congratulations on the “BIG” win and added: “Great things are in store for the US-India partnership with the return of PM Modi at the helm.”

Presidents Vladimir Putin of Russia, Emmanuel Macron of France and prime ministers Shinzo Abe of Japan, Scott Morrison of Australia and Benjamin Netanyahu of Israel were among ...

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