As it happened: India election

Key points

  • India's Hindu nationalist Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) has called its predicted landslide win a "people's victory".
  • The governing Congress has conceded defeat with Rahul and Sonia Gandhi both taking responsibility.
  • The nine-phase five-week long campaign witnessed bitter exchanges between all parties.
  • Indian officials are still counting more than 550 million votes cast during its marathon general election.
  • Turnout for this election broke records with 66.38% of those eligible casting a vote.
  • Security around the country has been stepped up to prevent any violence . All times BST (GMT+1).

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Reporting:

  • Samanthi Dissanayake 
  • Andree Massiah 
  • Nina Lamparski 
  • Mike Hills 
  • Sally Taft 
  • Amee Enriquez 

Last updated 16 May 2014

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