May 16, 2014 / 5:53 AM / 3 years ago

Modi winning own seat by half million votes - TV

NEW DELHI, May 16 (Reuters) - Indian opposition leader Narendra Modi will win his own seat by half a million votes, a TV channel predicted on Friday, confirming the overwhelming general election triumph of the pro-business Hindu nationalist.

Modi’s lead was unassailable in Vadodara in his home state of Gujarat, ET Now TV said. He was also ahead in a second seat he was contesting, the Hindu holy city of Varanasi.

Election returns put his Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and its allies on course to win 327 seats - a clear parliamentary majority and India’s most decisive election victory in 30 years. (Reporting by Aditi Shah; Writing by Douglas Busvine)

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