Stalin hails Modi, PM reacts

DMK President M K Stalin, who single-handedly steered his party to victory in the Lok Sabha elections in Tamil Nadu after back to back poll debacles, has congratulated Prime Minister Narendra Modi for the BJP's grand victory. "I congratulate Prime Minister Narendra Modi on his victory. We hope and wish he will provide a progressive government based on the principles of democracy and inclusivity," he said.

Replying to him, Modi posted: "Thank you Thiru @mkstalin for the good wishes. I also take this opportunity to congratulate you and your party for the mandate you have received from the people of Tamil Nadu." Thanking people of Tamil Nadu, Stalin said, "With folded hands, we accept the resounding victory given to the DMK alliance by the people of Tamil Nadu. During the next five years, we will work hard to fulfill the promises made and protect the interest of our state!"