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India polls: Modi tells cheering crowd 'good times are coming'

Published on May 16, 2014 9:26 PM
Bharatiya Janata Party's prime ministerial candidate and Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi  is escorted by security personnel at the party's state headquarters in Gandhinagar, Gujarat, on May 16, 2014.  Election results, still being counted on Friday evening, showed the pro-business Hindu nationalist and his party headed for the biggest victory the country has seen in 30 years. -- PHOTO: EPA

VADODARA, India (AFP) - India's Narendra Modi told cheering supporters on Friday that "good times are coming" as he thanked them for their "love" which propelled him and his Hindu nationalist party to an historic election win.

Mr Modi made his first comments on results in his constituency of Vadodara in his home state of Gujarat, where thousands chanted his name.

"Good days are coming... After filing my nomination from Vadodara I was able to spend only 50 minutes here, but you gave me five lakh 70,000 votes (570,000)," he said, referring to his winning margin.

"I bow in front of the people of Vadodara for the love and each of the voters worked as Narendra Modi," he said.

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