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India polls: Modi eyes top team as BJP sweeps to victory

Published on May 16, 2014 6:37 PM
Senior Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leaders Amit Shah (R) and Ravi Shankar Prasad (L) greet supporters as they celebrate victory at their party's headquarters in New Delhi on May 16, 2014. -- PHOTO: AFP

NEW DELHI (AFP) - The Bharatiya Janata Party's landslide election victory will usher in a new government expected to steer India sharply to the right after 10 years of rule by the leftist Congress party.

Incoming premier Narendra Modi has never been in government at national level after spending the last 13 years as chief minister of Gujarat state.

The following is a list of some of the men and women who are likely to emerge as key players in the new Modi administration:

Amit Shah

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