Thousands of cheering supporters welcomed India's next prime minister, Narendra Modi, in the capital on Saturday after he led his party to a resounding election victory. (May 17)
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New Delhi, India - May 17, 2014
1. Various of victory rally for incoming Prime Minister Narendra Modi
Thousands of people welcomed India's next prime minister in the capital on Saturday after he led his party to a resounding election victory, with Narendra Modi flashing a victory sign to his cheering supporters and telling them that the win "created a new confidence among people."
Results announced Friday from the weekslong polls showed that Modi and the Hindu nationalist Bharatiya Janata Party had won the most decisive election victory India has seen in three decades, sweeping the long-dominant Congress party from power.
On Saturday, Modi was greeted by roaring crowds outside the BJP's headquarters in the heart of New Delhi, where he met with the party's leadership to discuss forming a new government.