NEW DELHI, May 18 (UPI) -- After victory Saturday by India's Bharatiya Janata Party, the country's prime minister of 10 years, Manmohan Singh, resigned.
"Today India is a far stronger country than it was a decade ago," Singh said in his speech. "I give you credit for it. We still need to work hard to take this country forward."
"I am confident that India will emerge as a strong economy in the world, blending tradition with modernity and unity with diversity," Singh added.
Singh is set to act as caretaker prime minister until Modi takes office next week.