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Indian PM Modi greets UK's Rishi Sunak on Diwali victory

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi congratulated Rishi Sunak, who became the first Indian-origin Prime Minister of the United Kingdom on Monday, and said he is looking forward to working closely together on global issues.

The Prime Minister also extended Diwali wishes to the "living bridge" of UK Indians. Britain's Conservative Party leader Rishi Sunak became the first Indian-origin UK Prime Minister.

"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," PM Modi tweeted.

Earlier today, in a historic development, Britain got its first Indian-origin Prime Minister in Rishi Sunak to lead the nation.

Liz Truss, who stepped down as the PM of the United Kingdom on October 20, congratulated Sunak on being appointed as Leader of the Conservative Party and the UK's next Prime Minister.

"Congratulations @RishiSunak on being appointed as Leader of the Conservative Party and our next Prime Minister. You have my full support," tweeted Truss.

(ANI)

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