Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi was poised for a landslide victory in the country's general elections, early results showed on Thursday, defying expectations of even his own party to win a second term in office.
In case you missed it, here's more on the elections:
- What Modi said: He dedicated his victory to the people of India and said his win was a "guarantee of a bright future for the common people of this country."
- The Bharatiya Janata Party: The BJP won 274 constituencies, taking it over the threshold of 272 required for an absolute majority.
- Rahul Gandhi conceded: The Congress, led by the scion of India's Nehru-Gandhi political dynasty, struggled to make headway with voters. In his concession speech, Gandhi congratulated Modi on his win.