NEW DELHI: The United States on Friday refused to comment on the results of the recently-concluded Lok Sabha elections, stating that electoral matters are for the Indian people to decide.
Addressing a press briefing, US state department spokesperson, Matthew Miller, emphasized that the US celebrates the election that took place in India, describing it as the largest exercise of electoral franchise in any country in history.
“But for specific results of that election, it’s just not something we comment on,” Miller said.
The spokesperson’s remarks came in response to a question posed by a Pakistani reporter, who claimed that “Prime Minister Narendra Modi is attempting to transform India into a Hindu state, causing other religions to feel insecure”. However, Miller refrained from directly addressing this claim.
Last week, Prime Minister Narendra Modi took oath for the third consecutive time after two full tenures in which the BJP enjoyed a majority on its own. With this, 73-year-old PM Modi has now equaled former PM Jawaharlal Nehru‘s record, who also served three consecutive terms.
The BJP-led NDA secured a majority for the third time in the 2024 Lok Sabha elections, winning 293 seats out of the 543-member lower house, where the majority mark stands at 272. The BJP alone won 240 seats.

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