Prime Minister-elect, Narendra Modi
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Hindu nationalists BJP win India's general election

Incoming Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi has hailed a "landmark" election victory by his BJP party.

Thanking supporters in his own constituency in his home state of Gujarat, Mr Modi said they had written a new chapter in the country's history.

Results show the BJP won the biggest victory by any party for 30 years, gaining a majority in parliament and trouncing the outgoing Congress Party.

The controversial leader campaigned on promises to revive the economy.

Andrew North reports from Gujarat.

  • 16 May 2014
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