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India's main opposition BJP's Modi wins two parliamentary seats

English.news.cn   2014-05-16 14:52:49

NEW DELHI, May 16 (Xinhua) -- India's main opposition Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP)'s prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi Friday won the seats in two parliamentary constituencies -- Vadodara in western state of Gujarat and Varanasi in northern state of Uttar Pradesh -- where he contested the general elections.

A senior election official confirmed Modi's win, saying he won Vadodara by a record 300,000 votes against his rival Congress candidate while he also got a good number of votes in the holy town of Varanasi, the official said.

Local TV channels reported that senior BJP leaders, including party chief Rajnath Singh, has congratulated Modi on his winning of two seats.

However, Modi has to relinquish one of his seats as per the Indian Constitution.

Meanwhile, counting of votes indicate that the BJP can form on its own the next government as the ruling Congress has been wiped out and admitted defeat.

The results will be officially announced at 5 p.m. local time.

Exit polls have predicted BJP's win and defeat for Congress after the general elections which began on April 7 and ended on May 12.

Editor: Fu Peng
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