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India elections: Congress party admits poll defeat

16 May 2014 Last updated at 07:48 BST

India's governing Congress party has admitted defeat as early election results give a strong lead to the main opposition BJP.

Early indications suggest the BJP alliance, led by Narendra Modi, is on course for an absolute majority.

His opponent Rahul Gandhi may struggle to even maintain his seat.

Divya Arya reports.

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