Former Prime Minister Raila Odinga hailed world's largest democracy, India, after five weeks of elections and vote counting that ended peacefully on Thursday.

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Incumbent Prime Minister Narendra Modi cruised to victory after his BJP party scooped over 300 seats in a parliament of 543 members, New York Times reported, Thursday.

“India wins yet again!" Modi said on his Twitter account, hailing his supporters for re-electing him for the second time

The party with the majority in parliamentary system forms the government in India.

Raila, hailed the veteran leader for the victory and the Indian people for their mature democracy, adding that the world should emulate their system.

"After more than five weeks of polling and millions of votes cast, the world's biggest elections are over, and the people of India have given Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his Bharatiya Janata Party-led coalition a clear mandate to serve the country for a second term. 

"I take this opportunity to offer a message of congratulations to Prime Minister Modi for his big win and to the people of India for the peaceful and credible poll that, as always, was a test of endurances and belief in democracy," he said in a statement.

Raila who also doubles up as AU's Infrastructural Development envoy said Kenya and India will strengthen their relationship in business and innovation. 

"As Prime Minister Modi and his government get down to addressing election promises, we in Kenya look forward to even stronger ties and cooperation in various areas including trade, healthcare and education, in addition to further strengthening our bilateral relationship with India," he added.

For the past one week, Raila, who is cementing his legacy as a statesman, held talks with DRC Congo, Ghana, Niger and South Sudan Presidents over infrastructural development in Africa.

On Friday, he's set to join President Uhuru Kenyatta for the inauguration of South Africa's President Cyril Ramaphosa in Pretoria. 

Ramaphosa's party ANC won May polls. Mr Odinga is also a business partner of the South African President.