India poised for critical turning point

Exit polls indicate that when the votes are counted, the Bharatiya Janata Party could win anywhere between 202 to 316 seats in the 543-member powerful lower house of Indian parliament. PHOTO: AFP
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NEW DELHI - In India's capital city New Delhi, preparations are on for the second coronation of Prime Minister Narendra Modi as he gets ready to serve fresh term in office.

Exit polls, which were allowed to be published only after the last vote in the vast nation's seven-instalment elections had been cast on Sunday (May 19), have heralded a comfortable victory for Mr Modi's Hindu nationalist Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP).

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