Live: PM Modi claims victory in India's general elections

Money Sharma, AFP | Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi flashes the victory sign as he celebrates a win in India's general elections at the Bharatiya Janata Party headquarters in New Delhi on May 23.

India's Prime Minister Narendra Modi claimed victory in general elections on Thursday, vowing to create a more "inclusive" country after his party staved off a challenge from a Gandhi dynasty scion hoping for a comeback.


Rahul Gandhi lost the traditional family seat in Uttar Pradesh and is likely to face a backlash from inside the main opposition Congress party after it lost a second consecutive general election to Modi’s Hindu nationalist party.

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