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Modi Wins In Landslide Election, A Victory For Hindu Nationalists

It was a resounding victory not just for Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi, but for his political party. Critics accused the party of using fear tactics amid rising Hindu nationalism.
Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi is adorned with a garland of flowers by members of his political party at their headquarters in New Delhi on Thursday, following a victory in the country's national elections. Source: Prakash Singh

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi has been reelected and his party is poised to take more seats than the 2014 election, signaling India's support of the strongman leader and his Hindu nationalist ideology.

The voting lasted almost six weeks to accommodate nearly 900 million people who were eligible to cast their votes.

On Thursday, the ballots were counted and results showed Modi's Bharatiya Janata Party, or BJP, winning .

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