Obama calls incoming India prime minister.

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President Obama called the incoming prime minister of India on Friday to pledge support and cooperation.

Obama also invited Narendra Modi to visit Washington “at a mutually agreeable time,” a White House statement said.

“The president noted he looks forward to working closely with Mr. Modi to fulfill the extraordinary promise of the U.S.-India strategic partnership, and they agreed to continue expanding and deepening the wide-ranging cooperation between our two democracies,” the statement said.

The Associated Press reported:

“Opposition leader Narendra Modi will be India’s next prime minister, winning the most decisive election victory the country has seen in more than a quarter century and sweeping the long-dominant Congress party from power, partial results showed Friday.

“Modi’s Hindu nationalist Bharatiya Janata Party was winning in enough seats in the lower house of Parliament to exceed the 272-seat majority needed to create a government without forming a coalition with smaller parties, the Election Commission said.”

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