Indian Opposition Party Heads For Landslide Win

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May 16, 2014 AT 7:45 AM
Opposition leader Narendra Modi will be India's next prime minister, winning the most decisive victory the country has seen in more than a quarter century and sweeping the long-dominant Congress party from power, partial results showed Friday. As his overwhelming win became clear, Modi appeared before a crowd of cheering supporters and tried to strike a conciliatory note after a lengthy and punishing race. "I have always said that to govern the nation it is our responsibility to take everyone with us," said Modi, whose slick campaign promised a revival of economic growth. "I want your blessings so that we can run a government that carries everyone with it."