In pictures: India election joy for BJP supporters

  • 17 May 2014
  • From the section India
Chief Minister of the western Indian state of Gujarat and Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) prime-ministerial candidate Narendra Modi waves to supporters as he arrives at Indira Gandhi International Airport in New Delhi on 17 May 2014
Jubilant supporters mobbed incoming Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi as he arrived in Delhi on Saturday.
Supporters of Hindu nationalist Narendra Modi, prime ministerial candidate for India's main opposition Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), cheer as Modi arrives at the airport in New Delhi, 17 May 2014
Crowds of people gathered at the airport and outside the BJP headquarters to greet Mr Modi.
Indian supporters of the Chief Minister of the western Indian state of Gujarat and Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) prime-ministerial candidate Narendra Modi gather ahead of his arrival in New Delhi, 17 May 2014
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.
Indian artists dance as they wait for the arrival of the Chief Minister of the western Indian state of Gujarat and Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) prime-ministerial candidate Narendra Modi in New Delhi, 17 May 2014
Voters want Mr Modi to revive the economy and create jobs.
BJP supporters dance to celebrate election results outside their party office in Bangalore - 16 May 2014
Indian officials are still counting votes cast during its marathon general election, which had a record-breaking turnout of 66.38%.
Congress Party president Sonia Gandhi looks on as Vice President Rahul Gandhi speaks during a press conference in New Delhi - 16 May 2014
It is a crushing defeat for the Congress party but Sonia and Rahul Gandhi said they respected "the verdict of the people".
Supporters wearing masks of Hindu nationalist Narendra Modi celebrate after learning of initial poll results in the northern Indian city of Allahabad - 16 May 2014
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."