India's main opposition Bharatiya Janata Party(BJP) prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi displays his inked finger to his supporters after casting his vote in Ahmadabad, India, Wednesday, April 30, 2014. (AP Photo/Ajit Solanki)

Washington - The United States swiftly courted India's future Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday, saying the victorious Hindu nationalist would be welcome to visit despite a previous visa ban.

White House spokesman Jay Carney also said President Barack Obama hoped to speak to Modi by telephone soon, following the Bharatiya Janata Party's (BJP) landslide election victory.