In pictures: India election joy for BJP supporters

  • 17 May 2014
  • From the section India
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Image caption Jubilant supporters mobbed incoming Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi as he arrived in Delhi on Saturday.
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Image caption Crowds of people gathered at the airport and outside the BJP headquarters to greet Mr Modi.
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Image caption The latest results show the BJP is on course to win 282 seats, 10 more than required for a majority in parliament. It is the most decisive election victory in India in three decades.
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Image caption Voters want Mr Modi to revive the economy and create jobs.
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Image caption Indian officials are still counting votes cast during its marathon general election, which had a record-breaking turnout of 66.38%.
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Image caption It is a crushing defeat for the Congress party but Sonia and Rahul Gandhi said they respected "the verdict of the people".
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Image caption The prime minister-elect took to social media after the results were through to tell supporters: "India has won, good days are about to come."