India’s opposition leader Narendra Modi and his Bharatiya Janata Party won national elections in a landslide in voting that began April 7.
May 16, 2014 Opposition Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader and India's next prime minister Narendra Modi greets the media as he leaves the residence of his 90-year-old mother in Gandhinagar, in the western Indian state of Gujarat. Modi and his party won national elections in a landslide Friday, preliminary results showed, driving the long-dominant Congress party out of power in the most commanding victory India has seen in more than a quarter century. The Hindu nationalist Bharatiya Janata Party captured a commanding lead for at least 272 seats in the lower house of Parliament, the majority needed to create a government without forming a coalition with smaller parties. Saurabh Das/AP Buy Photo