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‘Look forward to working closely together': PM Modi congratulates Rishi Sunak

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New Delhi, Oct 24: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday congratulated Rishi Sunak, next Prime Minister of Britain and said he looked forward to working closely together on global issues and implementing the Roadmap 2030 for bilateral relations.

File photo of Prime Minister Narendra Modi

Taking to Twitter, PM Modi posted, ''Warmest congratulations @RishiSunak! As you become UK PM, I look forward to working closely together on global issues, and implementing Roadmap 2030. Special Diwali wishes to the 'living bridge' of UK Indians, as we transform our historic ties into a modern partnership.'' The Roadmap 2030 for India-UK future relations was launched last year.

Karnataka Chief Minister Basavaraj Bommai also expressed his happiness over Rishi Sunak, a person of Indian origin being set to become the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom.

Talking to reporters in Shiggaon, Bommai said the British ruled India for over 200 years and they would have never expected such a big development.

Today, Indians have got elected as MPs in several countries. Now, Rishi Sunak has got elected as the new Britain PM. The wheel of fortune has turned completely, he opined.

Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Monday wished British Prime Minister-elect Rishi Sunak, saying Indians are making their mark across the globe.

"Great News. Indians setting their mark all over the globe. "My best wishes to Mr @RishiSunak on becoming the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom. Wishing him wisdom and strength to lead the country successfully," Kejriwal said in a tweet.PDP president Mehbooba Mufti on Monday said it was a proud moment that Indian-origin Rishi Sunak was elected as the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom.

Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar on Monday congratulated British Prime Minister-elect Rishi Sunak, saying it was truly a proud moment for Indians all over the world on the auspicious occasion of Diwali.

"Congratulations to Mr Rishi Sunak, for being elected the first ever Indian-origin UK Prime Minister. Truly a proud moment for Indians all over the world on the auspicious occasion of Diwali!" Khattar tweeted.

BJP leader and former Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh in his congratulatory message said he is sure Sunak will lead his country to great success. "Congratulations to Rishi Sunak for becoming the Prime Minister of Great Britain. Special wishes from 1.3 billion Indians. "I'm sure he will lead his country to great success and come up best to the expectations of everyone," said Singh.

Sunak will make history as Britain's first Indian-origin prime minister after being elected unopposed as the new leader of the governing Conservative Party on Diwali as Penny Mordaunt withdrew from the race.

This means the 42-year-old former chancellor, a devout Hindu, is poised to walk through the door of 10 Downing Street in London after an audience with King Charles III in Buckingham Palace, which is likely to be on Tuesday.

Sunak will now be asked by King Charles III to form a government.

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