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BJP set for India election landslide

Friday, May 16, 2014 - 01:02

May 16 - India's Congress party concedes defeat as early results suggest a landslide win for BJP opposition party. Paul Chapman reports

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PLEASE NOTE: EDIT CONTAINS MATERIAL THAT WAS ORIGINALLY 4:3 Early results in India's marathon election point to a landslide win for the opposition BJP party. Conversely they suggest the Congress Party-led United Progressive Alliance poised for the worst defeat in its history. Congress party leaders have conceded defeat. (SOUNDBITE)(Hindi) RAJEEV SHUKLA, A LEADER OF INDIA'S CONGRESS PARTY, SAYING: "The full results are yet to come but the trends are worrying and disappointing for us. We didn't expect such a result but we'll accept whatever decision the people have taken." Narendra Modi looks set to become India's next prime minister with a very comfortable parliamentary majority. He's promising to unblock stalled investments in power, road and rail projects to revive the nation's economic growth. It's fallen to a decade-low of under five per cent. Unlike his predecessors, Modi won't have to deal with unruly partners as he implements reform, raising the prospect of profound economic change.

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BJP set for India election landslide

Friday, May 16, 2014 - 01:02