New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday (December 13) congratulated his British counterpart Boris Johnson on the Conservative Party's victory in the UK 2019 general elections and said that he looks forward to working with him for closer India-UK ties.

"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," Modi tweeted.

Incumbent UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson's Conservative Party secured a majority in the House of Commons, winning 329 seats so far in 2019 general elections, well ahead of Labour's 198 seats. 

According to reports, the Liberal Democrats have won 8 seats, while the Scottish National Party posted significant gains in Scotland, with 45 seats.

"I want to thank the people of this country for turning out to vote in a December election, which we didn't want to call but which I think has turned out to be a historic election," Johnson said.

A victory for incumbent Prime Minister Boris Johnson and the Conservatives would mean that they will plough ahead with Brexit, dashing all chances of a second referendum over the issue.

This was Britain's third general election in a little more than four years, and the second since the June 2016 Brexit referendum.