New Delhi: As if the mandate of the 2019 Lok Sabha elections was not enough, the strength of the Indian polity led by Narendra Modi was once again visible on Sunday when Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan called his Indian counterpart over the telephone and congratulated him.

“PM spoke to PM Modi today and congratulated him on his party’s electoral victory in Lok Sabha elections in India. PM expressed his desire for both countries to work together for the betterment of their peoples,” Mohammad Faisal, Pakistan’s foreign ministry spokesperson said on Twitter.

“Reiterating his vision for peace, progress and prosperity in South Asia, the Prime Minister said he looked forward to working with Prime Minister Modi to advance these objectives,” the spokesperson further added in another tweet.   

Earlier, Khan took to Twitter to congratulate Modi.

“I congratulate Prime Minister Modi on the electoral victory of BJP and allies. Look forward to working with him for peace, progress and prosperity in South Asia,” Khan had said on May 23.

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While Khan did congratulate PM Modi, he was not the first. Several world leaders had sent their wishes to PM Modi on the spectacular victory.

In the run-up to the 2019 polls, Khan had said he hoped PM Modi came to power and the Jammu and Kashmir tangle could reach a settlement.