Exit Polls Predict Modi Government’s Third Term, Positive Outlook from China

S Choudhury
Exit Polls Predict Modi Government Third Term, Positive Outlook from China
Exit Polls Predict Modi Government Third Term, Positive Outlook from China

Most exit polls predict a third term for Modi government in India, with positive implications for India-China relations.

Most exit polls for the Lok Sabha elections predict ‘Modi government once again’. If the exit polls are accurate, there is a strong possibility of the Modi government securing a third term in India. Many exit polls have also confirmed the BJP's slogan, ‘Abki Baar 400 Paar’. However, the final results of the Lok Sabha elections will be declared on June 4.

Meanwhile, China is considering the possibility of a massive BJP victory in the Lok Sabha elections as a positive development. China's mouthpiece, Global Times, has expressed the possibility of strengthened India-China friendship if Narendra Modi becomes the Prime Minister once again. It is important to note that Global Times is the official newspaper of China's Jinping government, and its views are considered to reflect those of China. This article from Global Times, quoting experts, is therefore highly significant.

The Global Times article suggests that the return of PM Modi to power will also improve relations between India and China. The article quotes Chinese experts saying that India's foreign policy and diplomacy will be further strengthened by Narendra Modi becoming Prime Minister for the third time. Analysts believe that Narendra Modi's victory will ensure the continuation of India's overall domestic and foreign policies, with efforts to promote India's economic growth. It is noteworthy that nothing is published in Global Times without the consent of the Chinese government.

Chinese Experts on Modi's Possible Victory

Qian Feng, director of the research department at the National Strategy Institute of Tsinghua University, told Global Times that Narendra Modi will continue to pursue the domestic and foreign policy objectives set for India, with a primary focus on making India the world's third-largest economy after the US and China within a few years. Feng believes that Modi is working towards increasing India's global influence through diplomatic channels.

Possibility of No Conflict This Time

Chinese experts on India-China relations suggest that if Narendra Modi becomes Prime Minister again, there is no possibility of conflict between China and India this time. Lin Minwang, deputy director of the Center for South Asian Studies at Fudan University, told Global Times, “Relations between China and many countries, including US allies like Japan and Australia, are now improving. In view of this, India may question why there is no improvement in China-India relations yet.”

Remembering Modi's Interview

Global Times recalled an interview PM Modi gave to the American magazine Newsweek in April, where he stated that relations with China are important and significant for India. Modi emphasized the need for India and China to immediately resolve the long-standing border confrontation to leave behind bitterness in their bilateral relations. He also mentioned that stable and peaceful relations between India and China are crucial not only for the two countries but for the entire region and the world.

Will India-China Relations Improve?

According to Global Times, China is committed to actively improving relations with India, believing that maintaining stable bilateral relations is in the interest of both sides. Analysts say that if India can work together with China during the next term of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, it could pave the way for improved relations between the two countries.

The final results of the Lok Sabha elections will be declared on June 4. All major exit polls so far have predicted an NDA victory.