Modi congratulates dear friend Abe on his historic win!

New Delhi, Oct 23: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday congratulated his Japanese counterpart Shinzo Abe as his ruling coalition won a resounding victory in Sunday's snap election, securing a two-thirds majority in the Lower House.

The win was on expected lines. Earlier in the day Prime Minister Narendra Modi in advance had congratulated Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe after a predicted landslide win in Sunday's snap general election.

"Heartiest greetings to my dear friend Shinzo Abe on his big election win. Look forward to further strengthen India-Japan relations with him," Modi tweeted.

Modi's remarks had come after an exit poll by public broadcaster NHK forecast a decisive win for Abe's coalition, saying his conservative Liberal Democratic Party (LDP) would take 253 to 300 of Parliament's 465 seats. 

The election for the 465 seats were held on Sunday. 

News24Bureau with Agencies