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Victorious Modi Fights Tears In First Address To India Parliament

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May 20, 2014 AT 8:57 AM
Narendra Modi fought back tears in an emotional first address to his party in India's colonnaded parliament house on Tuesday, after the Hindu nationalist swept to power in an election that has changed the face of politics in the country. Modi will be India's next prime minister after leading the Bharatiya Janata Party to a historic victory in a ballot that ended on Friday. He is likely to take his oath of office to lead the world's biggest democracy on Monday. The win handed the BJP its first parliamentary majority and reduced the Nehru-Gandhi dynasty's ruling Congress party to 44 seats, the lowest ever tally for a party that won India's independence and has ruled for most of the 67 years since.