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Bharatiya Janata Party Sweeps India's Lok Sabha Elections: Photostory

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India's Bharatiya Janata Party, lead by Narendra Modi has gained a landslide victory in the country's multi-day general election. Plagued by corruption, the incumbent Congress Party only held 63 seats of the 543 seats in the Lok Sabha, while the BJP coalition won 334 seats.

Modi, currently the chief minister of the western state of Gujarat, leads the BJP, which is a Hindu nationalist and pro-business party. Modi is often seen as a divisive figure, antagonistic to the minority muslim population.

The 64 year old Modi will be the 14th Prime Minister of India, thanks to the votes of more than 560 million Indian voters who took part in the 6-day general election, that was held in several stages from April 7th to the 12th of May. Turnout was estimated at around 66.3 percent.

NewsBlaze photojournalist, Sumit Tharan, provided this BJP photo essay.

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Supporters dancing nearby a billboard of BJP's Prime Minster candidate Narendra Modi.
Photo: Sumit Tharan/NewsBlaze

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Dancers and drummers help BJP supporters celebrate the Party's win
Photo: Sumit Tharan/NewsBlaze
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BJP supporters raise the party's flag alongside the national flag
Photo: Sumit Tharan/NewsBlaze

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BJP supporters dressed as tigers celebrate the party's win in the Lok Sabha elections
Photo: Sumit Tharan/NewsBlaze
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A painter draws a logo on a BJP supporter's face in New Delhi after the party's sweep of more than 250 seats in parliamentary elections.
Photo: Sumit Tharan/NewsBlaze
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People celebrating victory of Bharatiya Janata Party in Lok Sabha Elections.
Photo: Sumit Tharan/NewsBlaze

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Dr. Harsh Vardan, Delhi Chief of winning Bharatiya Janata Party talking to media in Delhi.
Photo: Sumit Tharan/NewsBlaze
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Senior BJP Leader L. K Advani addresses a crowd after the party won the Lok Sabha elections.
Photo: Sumit Tharan/NewsBlaze

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A BJP supporter displays the name of the country's likely next Prime Minster, Narendra Modi, written on his arm. Modi has been described the man behind the party victory.
Photo: Sumit Tharan/NewsBlaze
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Supporters celebrating outside BJP headquarters in New Delhi, after the party won 250 seats in the Lok Sabha elections
Photo: Sumit Tharan/NewsBlaze
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Bharatiya Janata Party supporters celebrate the victory in the Lok Sabha Elections with fireworks and dancing
Photo: Sumit Tharan/NewsBlaze

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Colourful dancers celebrate the Bharatiya Janata Party win in the Lok Sabha Elections.
Photo: Sumit Tharan/NewsBlaze
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Photo: Sumit Tharan/NewsBlaze
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Colourful drummers play for BJP supporters after the party won the national Lok Sabha Elections in a landslide.
Photo: Sumit Tharan/NewsBlaze

Sumit Tharan is the Newsblaze New Delhi photojournalist. Read more stories by Sumit Tharan.

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