Dharamshala: - The Tibetan Parliament-in-Exile Monday [May 19, 2014] congratulated India's Prime Minister-elect Narendra Modi and Bharatiya Janata Party for their historic win in the recent national election.
"On behalf of Tibetan Parliament-in-Exile, I have the great pleasure and privilege to congratulate you and your party for this 2014 historic victory most heartily," Khenpo Sonam Tenphel, Deputy Speaker of the Tibetan Parliament-in-Exile, said in the congratulatory letter.
"During the course of electioneering, we have noted with satisfaction how the democracy of India won above the regionalism and castism under your projection as the Prime Ministerial Candidate of BJP. We wish you success in your entire endeavor and we are sure that with your courage and wisdom, you will guide India to peace and prosperity," the letter noted.
"We hope you will not only maintain the tradition of support for the cause of Tibet but give the much needed strength to resolve the issue of Tibet in the interest of all."
In September 2013, a delegation from the Tibetan Parliament met with Narendra Modi to seek his support of the Tibetan cause.
As the chief minister of Gujarat state, Modi told the delegates about how much he knew about 'Tibet and the Tibetan cause, and assured his solidarity with the Tibetans and vowed to do his utmost to help.'
When Modi went to Mt Kailash for pilgrimage, despite warning by the security people, he secretly took photos of His Holiness the Dalai Lama and offered them to Tibetans in Tibet as his gift. "The Tibetan people in Tibet were so delighted to receive the gift," Modi told the delegates.