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In Pictures: The defining moments of Narendra Modi as prime minister

Updated : May 23, 2019 05:00 PM IST

Prime Minister Narendra Modi won again from the Varanasi constituency against Congress' Ajay Rai. Upon winning, Modi took to Twitter to congratulate everyone and promised to build a strong and inclusive nation after winning a massive victory in the general election."Together we grow," he said on Twitter. "Together we prosper. Together we will build a strong and inclusive India. India wins yet again!" Here are a few defining moments of Narendra Modi as Prime Minister:

US President Donald Trump and Prime Minister Narendra Modi hug while making statements in the Rose Garden of the White House in Washington. June 26, 2017 (AP Photo/Susan Walsh, File)
US President Donald Trump and Prime Minister Narendra Modi hug while making statements in the Rose Garden of the White House in Washington. June 26, 2017 (AP Photo/Susan Walsh, File)
Prime Minister Narendra Modi gives a speech during a reception by the Indian community in honor of his visit to the United States at Madison Square Garden, in New York. Like President Donald Trump, to whom he is often compared, Modi is a big fan of Twitter, using it and a YouTube channel managed by the BJP to bypass traditional media. September 28, 2014. (AP Photo/Jason DeCrow, File)
Prime Minister Narendra Modi gives a speech during a reception by the Indian community in honor of his visit to the United States at Madison Square Garden, in New York. Like President Donald Trump, to whom he is often compared, Modi is a big fan of Twitter, using it and a YouTube channel managed by the BJP to bypass traditional media. September 28, 2014. (AP Photo/Jason DeCrow, File)
Narendra Modi greets the gathering at the home of his 90-year-old mother in Gandhinagar, in Gujarat after winning the Lok Sabha elections 2014. Prime Minister Narendra Modi's party claimed it had won re-election with a commanding lead in vote count on Thursday, May 23, 2019. May 16, 2014. (AP Photo/Saurabh Das, File)
Narendra Modi greets the gathering at the home of his 90-year-old mother in Gandhinagar, in Gujarat after winning the Lok Sabha elections 2014. Prime Minister Narendra Modi's party claimed it had won re-election with a commanding lead in vote count on Thursday, May 23, 2019. May 16, 2014. (AP Photo/Saurabh Das, File)
Prime Minister Narendra Modi speaks seated next to Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg at Facebook in Menlo Park, California. September 27, 2015. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu, File)
Prime Minister Narendra Modi speaks seated next to Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg at Facebook in Menlo Park, California. September 27, 2015. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu, File)
90-year-old Hiraben blessing her son Narendra Modi at her home in Gandhinagar, in Gujarat after he won the general elections in 2014 . Modi was the third of six children born to Damodardas Modi, who ran a small tea shop at the local railway station in the tiny town of Vadnagar, in Gujarat. Modi began his political rise as a teenager in Gujarat, joining the Rashtriya Swayamsewak Sangh. May 16, 2014. (AP Photo/Ajit Solanki, File)
90-year-old Hiraben blessing her son Narendra Modi at her home in Gandhinagar, in Gujarat after he won the general elections in 2014 . Modi was the third of six children born to Damodardas Modi, who ran a small tea shop at the local railway station in the tiny town of Vadnagar, in Gujarat. Modi began his political rise as a teenager in Gujarat, joining the Rashtriya Swayamsewak Sangh. May 16, 2014. (AP Photo/Ajit Solanki, File)
Prime Minister and Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Narendra Modi bends down on his knees on the steps of the parliament building as a sign of respect as he arrives for the BJP parliamentary party meeting in New Delhi, India. May 20, 2014. (AP Photo/Manish Swarup, File)
Prime Minister and Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Narendra Modi bends down on his knees on the steps of the parliament building as a sign of respect as he arrives for the BJP parliamentary party meeting in New Delhi, India. May 20, 2014. (AP Photo/Manish Swarup, File)
Prime Minister Narendra Modi practices yoga along with thousands of Indians to mark the second International Yoga Day, in Chandigarh, India. June 21, 2016. (AP Photo/Saurabh Das, File)
Prime Minister Narendra Modi practices yoga along with thousands of Indians to mark the second International Yoga Day, in Chandigarh, India. June 21, 2016. (AP Photo/Saurabh Das, File)
Prime Minister Narendra Modi walks to shake hands with Nawaz Sharif before the start of their meeting in New Delhi, India. When India retaliated after a suicide bombing in Kashmir with an airstrike on an alleged militant training camp inside Pakistan, Modi started referring to himself as India’s “chowkidar,” or watchman, adding it later as a prefix to his official Twitter account. Party leaders and a number of his 47.3 million Twitter followers quickly followed suit. May 27, 2014. (AP Photo/Manish Swarup, File)
Prime Minister Narendra Modi walks to shake hands with Nawaz Sharif before the start of their meeting in New Delhi, India. When India retaliated after a suicide bombing in Kashmir with an airstrike on an alleged militant training camp inside Pakistan, Modi started referring to himself as India’s “chowkidar,” or watchman, adding it later as a prefix to his official Twitter account. Party leaders and a number of his 47.3 million Twitter followers quickly followed suit. May 27, 2014. (AP Photo/Manish Swarup, File)
Prime Minister Narendra Modi hugs Russian President Vladimir Putin before their meeting in New Delhi, India. Oct. 5, 2018 (AP Photo/Manish Swarup, File)
Prime Minister Narendra Modi hugs Russian President Vladimir Putin before their meeting in New Delhi, India. Oct. 5, 2018 (AP Photo/Manish Swarup, File)
Prime Minister Narendra Modi takes a holy dip at Sangam, the confluence of the Rivers Ganges, Yamuna and mythical Saraswati, during the Kumbh festival, in Allahabad, India.  Feb. 24, 2019 (AP Photo/ Rajesh Kumar Singh, File)
Prime Minister Narendra Modi takes a holy dip at Sangam, the confluence of the Rivers Ganges, Yamuna and mythical Saraswati, during the Kumbh festival, in Allahabad, India.  Feb. 24, 2019 (AP Photo/ Rajesh Kumar Singh, File)
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