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CTA Congratulates BJP for Election Victory in India

Lobsang Sangay, left, the new prime minister of Tibet's government in exile, stands next to Tibetan spiritual leader the Dalai Lama as he greets the crowd at his swearing-in ceremony at the Tsuglakhang Temple in Dharmsala, India, Monday, Aug. 8, 2011.

The Bharatya Janata Party (BJP) led NDA won the 16th Lok Sabha Election with a huge margin, and Central Tibetan Administration based in Dharamsala, India congratulated them for the 'landslide victory' on May 16, 2014.

Lobsang Sangay, head of the Tibetan administration in exile, thanked the Congress led UPA for their 'unwavering support' to the Tibetans in their two previous terms.

The BJP led NDA won more than 330 seats, making it the first party to win more than 272 seats in Lok Sabha election other than Congress.

It is said to be a 'historic moment' by the analyst. Hundreds of Tibetans were among the millions of voter to take part in this Election.

Lobsang Wangyal, a voter from Dharamsala when asked about his hope for the new government on Tibetan issues said that, 'India's stand on Tibet will not change with change of goverment, it has been same since India signed Panchsheel agreement with China in 1954.'

Dorjee Tsetan, SFT Asia Director was not among the voters, but had been observing the election closely during the campaigns and said that he is optimistic of Narender Modi to take a firm stand on China, if not to change any policy towards TIbet.