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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.

BJP set for India election landslide

Friday, May 16, 2014 - 01:02

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