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India's Modi wins state poll, may boost prime ministerial ambitions

Narendra Modi, chief minister of Gujarat state, gestures as he addresses his supporters during a felicitation ceremony outside the party office in the western Indian city of Ahmedabad December 20, 2012. REUTERS/Amit Dave

Narendra Modi, chief minister of Gujarat state, gestures as he addresses his supporters during a felicitation ceremony outside the party office in the western Indian city of Ahmedabad December 20, 2012. REUTERS/Amit Dave

Narendra Modi, chief minister of Gujarat state, gestures as he addresses his supporters during a felicitation ceremony outside the party office in the western Indian city of Ahmedabad December 20, 2012. REUTERS/Amit Dave
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A supporter of India's main opposition Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) holds a poster featuring Narendra Modi during a jubilation ceremony outside the party office in the western Indian city of Ahmedabad December 20, 2012. REUTERS/Amit Dave

A supporter of India's main opposition Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) holds a poster featuring Narendra Modi during a jubilation ceremony outside the party office in the western Indian city of Ahmedabad December 20, 2012. REUTERS/Amit Dave

A supporter of India's main opposition Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) holds a poster featuring Narendra Modi during a jubilation ceremony outside the party office in the western Indian city of Ahmedabad December 20, 2012. REUTERS/Amit Dave
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Supporter of India's main opposition Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) celebrate outside a vote counting centre in the western Indian city of Ahmedabad December 20, 2012. REUTERS/Amit Dave

Supporter of India's main opposition Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) celebrate outside a vote counting centre in the western Indian city of Ahmedabad December 20, 2012. REUTERS/Amit Dave

Supporter of India's main opposition Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) celebrate outside a vote counting centre in the western Indian city of Ahmedabad December 20, 2012. REUTERS/Amit Dave
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Gujarat's Chief Minister Narendra Modi (C) receives a rose garland by his supporters during an election campaign rally ahead of the state assembly elections at Fagvel village in the western Indian state of Gujarat October 11, 2012. REUTERS/Amit Dave

Gujarat's Chief Minister Narendra Modi (C) receives a rose garland by his supporters during an election campaign rally ahead of the state assembly elections at Fagvel village in the western Indian state of Gujarat October 11, 2012. REUTERS/Amit Dave

Gujarat's Chief Minister Narendra Modi (C) receives a rose garland by his supporters during an election campaign rally ahead of the state assembly elections at Fagvel village in the western Indian state of Gujarat October 11, 2012. REUTERS/Amit Dave
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