US Celebrates Indian Election in Response to ‘Hindu State’ Query by Pakistani Journalist

New Delhi: In response to a question from a Pakistani journalist about whether he believed India was “turning into a Hindu state,” U.S. State Department Spokesperson Matthew Miller praised the recent Indian general election.

Miller responded, “Electoral issues are for the Indian people to resolve. We applaud the Indian election, which was the biggest exercise of electoral franchise in any country in history.” He refrained from commenting on the specific results of the election, emphasizing that it is not something the U.S. comments on.

India conducted a seven-phase general election this year. The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), led by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, emerged victorious, securing a third consecutive term in power.

Despite expectations from exit polls, the BJP won 240 seats. The BJP-led National Democratic Alliance (NDA) secured a total of 293 seats. Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his cabinet took their oaths on Sunday.

The opposition coalition, INDIA, also performed strongly, winning 234 seats in the elections.

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