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India polls: PM-elect Modi mobbed by crowds on arrival in Delhi

Published on May 17, 2014 2:19 PM

NEW DELHI (AFP) - Hundreds of flag-waving supporters mobbed Indian prime minister-elect Narendra Modi as he arrived in New Delhi on Saturday, smiling and flashing victory signs after his party's crushing win.

Mr Modi flew to Delhi's main airport from his home state of Gujarat shortly to bask in the glory of a landslide for his Hindu nationalist Bharatiya Janata Party.

A crowd, waiting since early morning but entertained by a marching band and thumping dance music, burst through police barricades at the sight of the 63-year-old leader's cavalcade.

"Modi is our lion! He will work for the people of India, he will work for development, he will work for every Indian," shouted Mr Om Dutt, a 39-year-old shop owner.

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