'Phir Ek Baar, Cameron Sarkar', tweets Narendra Modi

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Published May 8, 2015, 10:45 pm IST
Updated Mar 29, 2019, 6:16 am IST
British PM David Cameron's Conservatives have secured enough seats to form a majority government. (Photo: AP)
 British PM David Cameron's Conservatives have secured enough seats to form a majority government. (Photo: AP)

Mumbai: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday congratulated British Prime Minister David Cameron on the victory of his Conservative Party in British general election.

"Congratulations David Cameron. As you rightly pointed out - its "Phir Ek Baar, Cameron Sarkar!" My best wishes", Modi tweeted.

His message came as Cameron looked set for a second term as Prime Minister with his Conservative Party likely to get a majority in the UK's hotly-contested polls.

Read: Record number of Indian-origin MPs elected to UK parliament

His Modi-style "Phir ek baar Cameron sarkar" slogan seems to have resonated with most of the electorate as the Tories were projected to win 329 in the final tally, three more than the 326 required for a majority in the 650-member House of Commons.

During the Lok Sabha elections here last year, BJP had successfully used the slogan 'Ab ki baar Modi Sarkar'.

 

Prime Minister David Cameron won a stunning election victory in Britain, overturning poll predictions that the vote would be the closest in decades to sweep easily into office for another five years, with his Labour opponents in tatters.

Read: UK elections: David Cameron sweeps to unexpected triumph for another 5 years

The sterling currency, bonds and shares surged on a result that reversed expectations of an inconclusive "hung parliament" in which Cameron would have had to jockey for power with Labour rival Ed Miliband.

Read: UK elections: Ed Miliband concedes defeat, steps down as opposition leader

Instead, Cameron was due to meet Queen Elizabeth before noon to accept a swift mandate to form a government. The royal standard was raised at Buckingham Palace to signal the queen was there awaiting him.

Read: 20-year-old Scottish student elected as Britain's youngest MP

"This is the sweetest victory of all," he told enthusiastic supporters at party headquarters. "The real reason to celebrate tonight, the real reason to be proud, the real reason to be excited is we are going to get the opportunity to serve our country again."

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