I join many other people across the world in extending my warmest congratulations to the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and Prime Minister-elect Narendra Modi on their resounding electoral victory in India’s historic national elections.
The 540 million voters out of 814 million eligible voters, representing a record 66.4% turnout, who cast their vote in the 5 week long electoral process, have spoken loudly and clearly. It is the first time in three decades that voters have delivered a resounding mandate to a single party to rule the world’s second-most populous nation.
The margin of victory chalked by the BJP is a clear indication that the people of India have voted massively for change. It is a ringing endorsement of the pro-business credentials of their new leader who had, at the heart of his campaign, a pledge to revive the nation’s flagging economy, thereby creating jobs for the millions of unemployed youth.
India has set an example for the world in holding the largest democratic election in history, which has been touted as being free, fair and transparent.
I wish the BJP, the newly elected Prime Minister and the people of India the very best of luck in the years to come as India reinforces its position in the world as a prosperous, democratic state.
Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo