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Modi hails 'festival of democracy' in India

17 May 2014 Last updated at 10:15 BST

India's Prime Minister-elect Narendra Modi has thanked the people of India and the media after he received a hero's welcome at his BJP party's headquarters in Delhi.

He praised the media for playing "major role" in creating a "great festival of Indian democracy".

Mr Modi, a Hindu nationalist and chief minister of Gujarat, campaigned on promises to revive the economy and secured the most decisive election victory in his country for three decades.