PM Modi, Trump congratulate Boris Johnson on 'thumping victory' after Conservatives wins majority in House of Commons
New Delhi | Jagran News Desk: Boris Johnson has won a majority in the House of Commons after managing to secure the required 326 seats in the 650 seat in the UK Parliament-- House of Commons. As per trends, the party had won 357 seats and were leading on another 47 seats after the counting of 639 seats while opposition party Labour managed to win only 202 seats.
Prime Minister Narendra took to twitter to congratulate his UK counterpart Johnson on his re-election. In a tweet, he wrote, "Many congratulations to PM @BorisJohnson for his return with a thumping majority. I wish him the best and look forward to working together for closer India-UK ties."
US President Donald Trump also congratulated him on his re-election and shed his insights post-Brexit, he said, "Congratulations to Boris Johnson on his great WIN! Britain and the United States will now be free to strike a massive new Trade Deal after BREXIT. This deal has the potential to be far bigger and more lucrative than any deal that could be made with the E.U. Celebrate Boris!"
Meanwhile, Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn has said that he will resign as the leader of the party after trends predict heavy defeat for the party in the UK election, reported ANI . Speaking at his re-election as MP for Islington North, Corbyn said that he would remain in the party but would not lead the party in another general election. "I will not lead the party in any future general election campaign," Jeremy Corbyn said.
A number of key figures Keir Starmer, Rebecca Long-Bailey, Angela Rayner, and Emily Thornberry are likely to replace Corbyn in the coming days or weeks until then the latter will continue as Labour leader.
Last night, the Labour party witnessed a heavy defeat in the north of England, where the Conservatives won dozens of Leave-voting seats of the first instance. Overall, the party lost dozens of seats, making it the party's worst result since 1935.
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