Abu Dhabi: As the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) led by Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday appeared set to retain power for a second term, jubilant Indian expats in the UAE welcomed the mandate saying "India has won".
"India will be the next world power under Narendra Modi. Corruption will be wiped off and the poor people will prosper. He has cut across the caste and religious divide and proved to be a people's leader," said B.R. Shetty, Founder of New Medical Centre (NMC) Healthcare, the Khaleej Times reported.
"I am sure world leaders Presidents, Prime Ministers and kings will be happy that India has a stable government. Modi's win is great news for Indian expatriates as the India-United Arab Emirates relationship has touched a new high.
"We have already seen what Narendra Modi is capable of doing in the last five years. In the new term, free healthcare will be provided to all people," Shetty added.
Annu Chouraria, President of the Indian Ladies Association said: "Modi Ji is a visionary leader. I am sure he will rewrite history once again after the 2019 election."
"Let us be clear that any alliance done with the purpose to defeat the democratic rights is senseless and useless. They may fight with the people, but not for the people. With Modiji's return, its homecoming of new dreams, aspirations and hopes for NRIs," Chouraria added.
Abu Dhabi-based Kumar D. from Punjab said: "The pan-India wave you see is acceptance of Narendra Modi's development agenda. People have voted for those who take positive steps.
"The BJP hasn't done well in Punjab as the party allied with Shiromani Akali Dal. If the party had gone alone, it would have been better. There's a long way to go. The BJP will improve in Punjab. Anyhow, this verdict bodes well for the future of India."
Deepak Kumar Dash from Odisha said the verdict will trigger further growth in the country.
"People this time have shown maturity. They have analysed various national and international issues. People have backed those who talked about the positive future and development. There is no room for negative politics... Let's hope for a better India for us and our children."
Some expats hoped that the Congress-led United Progressive Alliance will introspect to revive in India.
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