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Prime Minister Narendra Modi gestures after the election results in New Delhi, May 23, 2019. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi

Prime Minister Narendra Modi gestures after the election results in New Delhi, May 23, 2019. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi

Prime Minister Narendra Modi gestures after the election results in New Delhi, May 23, 2019. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi
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BJP President Amit Shah and Prime Minister Narendra Modi gesture after the election results in New Delhi, May 23, 2019. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi

BJP President Amit Shah and Prime Minister Narendra Modi gesture after the election results in New Delhi, May 23, 2019. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi

BJP President Amit Shah and Prime Minister Narendra Modi gesture after the election results in New Delhi, May 23, 2019. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi
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Prime Minister Narendra Modi gestures after the election results in New Delhi, May 23, 2019. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi

Prime Minister Narendra Modi gestures after the election results in New Delhi, May 23, 2019. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi

Prime Minister Narendra Modi gestures after the election results in New Delhi, May 23, 2019. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi
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BJP President Amit Shah and Prime Minister Narendra Modi are seen after the election results in New Delhi, May 23, 2019. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi

BJP President Amit Shah and Prime Minister Narendra Modi are seen after the election results in New Delhi, May 23, 2019. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi

BJP President Amit Shah and Prime Minister Narendra Modi are seen after the election results in New Delhi, May 23, 2019. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi
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Pragya Thakur, a Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) candidate in the parliamentary election, waves to her supporter in Bhopal, May 23, 2019. REUTERS/Raj Patidar

Pragya Thakur, a Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) candidate in the parliamentary election, waves to her supporter in Bhopal, May 23, 2019. REUTERS/Raj Patidar

Pragya Thakur, a Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) candidate in the parliamentary election, waves to her supporter in Bhopal, May 23, 2019. REUTERS/Raj Patidar
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Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi delivers his speech after the election results in New Delhi, India, May 23, 2019. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi delivers his speech after the election results in New Delhi, India, May 23, 2019. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi delivers his speech after the election results in New Delhi, India, May 23, 2019. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi
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Rahul Gandhi, President of India's main opposition Congress party, addresses a news conference in New Delhi, May 23, 2019. REUTERS/Stringer

Rahul Gandhi, President of India's main opposition Congress party, addresses a news conference in New Delhi, May 23, 2019. REUTERS/Stringer

Rahul Gandhi, President of India's main opposition Congress party, addresses a news conference in New Delhi, May 23, 2019. REUTERS/Stringer
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BJP President Amit Shah and Prime Minister Narendra Modi gesture after the election results in New Delhi, May 23, 2019. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi

BJP President Amit Shah and Prime Minister Narendra Modi gesture after the election results in New Delhi, May 23, 2019. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi

BJP President Amit Shah and Prime Minister Narendra Modi gesture after the election results in New Delhi, May 23, 2019. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi
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India's Home Minister Rajnath Singh and Prime Minister Narendra Modi are seen after the election results in New Delhi, May 23, 2019. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi

India's Home Minister Rajnath Singh and Prime Minister Narendra Modi are seen after the election results in New Delhi, May 23, 2019. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi

India's Home Minister Rajnath Singh and Prime Minister Narendra Modi are seen after the election results in New Delhi, May 23, 2019. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi
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Home Minister Rajnath Singh and Prime Minister Narendra Modi gesture after the election results in New Delhi, May 23, 2019. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi

Home Minister Rajnath Singh and Prime Minister Narendra Modi gesture after the election results in New Delhi, May 23, 2019. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi

Home Minister Rajnath Singh and Prime Minister Narendra Modi gesture after the election results in New Delhi, May 23, 2019. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi
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Police officers stand guard outside a vote counting centre in Kolkata, India, May 23, 2019. REUTERS/Rupak De Chowdhuri

Police officers stand guard outside a vote counting centre in Kolkata, India, May 23, 2019. REUTERS/Rupak De Chowdhuri

Police officers stand guard outside a vote counting centre in Kolkata, India, May 23, 2019. REUTERS/Rupak De Chowdhuri
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Prime Minister Narendra Modi delivers his speech after the election results in New Delhi, May 23, 2019. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi

Prime Minister Narendra Modi delivers his speech after the election results in New Delhi, May 23, 2019. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi

Prime Minister Narendra Modi delivers his speech after the election results in New Delhi, May 23, 2019. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi
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Members of the media sit at the Congress party headquarters in New Delhi, India, May 23, 2019. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi

Members of the media sit at the Congress party headquarters in New Delhi, India, May 23, 2019. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi

Members of the media sit at the Congress party headquarters in New Delhi, India, May 23, 2019. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi
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Police stand guard outside a vote counting centre in Ahmedabad, India, May 23, 2019. REUTERS/Amit Dave

Police stand guard outside a vote counting centre in Ahmedabad, India, May 23, 2019. REUTERS/Amit Dave

Police stand guard outside a vote counting centre in Ahmedabad, India, May 23, 2019. REUTERS/Amit Dave
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Congress workers perform a special prayer for better election results at the Congress party headquarters in New Delhi, India, May 23, 2019. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi

Congress workers perform a special prayer for better election results at the Congress party headquarters in New Delhi, India, May 23, 2019. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi

Congress workers perform a special prayer for better election results at the Congress party headquarters in New Delhi, India, May 23, 2019. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi
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A chair and microphone are seen in front of pictures of India's former prime ministers Indira Gandhi and Rajiv Gandhi at the Congress party headquarters in New Delhi, India, May 23, 2019. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi

A chair and microphone are seen in front of pictures of India's former prime ministers Indira Gandhi and Rajiv Gandhi at the Congress party headquarters in New Delhi, India, May 23, 2019. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi

A chair and microphone are seen in front of pictures of India's former prime ministers Indira Gandhi and Rajiv Gandhi at the Congress party headquarters in New Delhi, India, May 23, 2019. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi
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Congress workers perform a special prayer for better election results at the Congress party headquarters in New Delhi, India, May 23, 2019. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi

Congress workers perform a special prayer for better election results at the Congress party headquarters in New Delhi, India, May 23, 2019. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi

Congress workers perform a special prayer for better election results at the Congress party headquarters in New Delhi, India, May 23, 2019. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi
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Election staff members sort ballot papers before counting them inside a vote counting centre in Ahmedabad, India, May 23, 2019. REUTERS/Amit Dave

Election staff members sort ballot papers before counting them inside a vote counting centre in Ahmedabad, India, May 23, 2019. REUTERS/Amit Dave

Election staff members sort ballot papers before counting them inside a vote counting centre in Ahmedabad, India, May 23, 2019. REUTERS/Amit Dave
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Election staff members count votes at a vote counting centre in Mumbai, India, May 23, 2019. REUTERS/Francis Mascarenhas

Election staff members count votes at a vote counting centre in Mumbai, India, May 23, 2019. REUTERS/Francis Mascarenhas

Election staff members count votes at a vote counting centre in Mumbai, India, May 23, 2019. REUTERS/Francis Mascarenhas
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Election staff members wait for counting to start inside a vote counting centre in Ahmedabad, India, May 23, 2019. REUTERS/Amit Dave

Election staff members wait for counting to start inside a vote counting centre in Ahmedabad, India, May 23, 2019. REUTERS/Amit Dave

Election staff members wait for counting to start inside a vote counting centre in Ahmedabad, India, May 23, 2019. REUTERS/Amit Dave
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Election staff members count votes at a vote counting centre in Mumbai, India, May 23, 2019. REUTERS/Francis Mascarenhas

Election staff members count votes at a vote counting centre in Mumbai, India, May 23, 2019. REUTERS/Francis Mascarenhas

Election staff members count votes at a vote counting centre in Mumbai, India, May 23, 2019. REUTERS/Francis Mascarenhas
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Election staff members count votes at a vote counting centre in Mumbai, India, May 23, 2019. REUTERS/Francis Mascarenhas

Election staff members count votes at a vote counting centre in Mumbai, India, May 23, 2019. REUTERS/Francis Mascarenhas

Election staff members count votes at a vote counting centre in Mumbai, India, May 23, 2019. REUTERS/Francis Mascarenhas
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Election staff members count votes inside a vote counting centre in Ahmedabad, India, May 23, 2019. REUTERS/Amit Dave

Election staff members count votes inside a vote counting centre in Ahmedabad, India, May 23, 2019. REUTERS/Amit Dave

Election staff members count votes inside a vote counting centre in Ahmedabad, India, May 23, 2019. REUTERS/Amit Dave
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Election staff members count votes inside a vote counting centre in Ahmedabad, India, May 23, 2019. REUTERS/Amit Dave

Election staff members count votes inside a vote counting centre in Ahmedabad, India, May 23, 2019. REUTERS/Amit Dave

Election staff members count votes inside a vote counting centre in Ahmedabad, India, May 23, 2019. REUTERS/Amit Dave
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Election staff members carry electronic voting machines (EVM) at a vote counting centre in Mumbai, India, May 23, 2019. REUTERS/Francis Mascarenhas

Election staff members carry electronic voting machines (EVM) at a vote counting centre in Mumbai, India, May 23, 2019. REUTERS/Francis Mascarenhas

Election staff members carry electronic voting machines (EVM) at a vote counting centre in Mumbai, India, May 23, 2019. REUTERS/Francis Mascarenhas
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Election staff members prepare to count votes inside a vote counting centre in New Delhi, India, May 23, 2019. REUTERS/Anushree Fadnavis

Election staff members prepare to count votes inside a vote counting centre in New Delhi, India, May 23, 2019. REUTERS/Anushree Fadnavis

Election staff members prepare to count votes inside a vote counting centre in New Delhi, India, May 23, 2019. REUTERS/Anushree Fadnavis
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Election staff members open an electronic voting machine (EVM) to count votes inside a vote counting centre in Ahmedabad, India, May 23, 2019. REUTERS/Amit Dave

Election staff members open an electronic voting machine (EVM) to count votes inside a vote counting centre in Ahmedabad, India, May 23, 2019. REUTERS/Amit Dave

Election staff members open an electronic voting machine (EVM) to count votes inside a vote counting centre in Ahmedabad, India, May 23, 2019. REUTERS/Amit Dave
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Election staff members open an electronic voting machine (EVM) to count votes inside a vote counting centre in Kolkata, India, May 23, 2019. REUTERS/Rupak De Chowdhuri

Election staff members open an electronic voting machine (EVM) to count votes inside a vote counting centre in Kolkata, India, May 23, 2019. REUTERS/Rupak De Chowdhuri

Election staff members open an electronic voting machine (EVM) to count votes inside a vote counting centre in Kolkata, India, May 23, 2019. REUTERS/Rupak De Chowdhuri
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An election staff member shows a paper to polling agents after opening an electronic voting machine (EVM) inside a vote counting centre in Kolkata, India, May 23, 2019. REUTERS/Rupak De Chowdhuri

An election staff member shows a paper to polling agents after opening an electronic voting machine (EVM) inside a vote counting centre in Kolkata, India, May 23, 2019. REUTERS/Rupak De Chowdhuri

An election staff member shows a paper to polling agents after opening an electronic voting machine (EVM) inside a vote counting centre in Kolkata, India, May 23, 2019. REUTERS/Rupak De Chowdhuri
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Supporters of Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) celebrate after learning of initial poll results in Ahmedabad, India, May 23, 2019. REUTERS/Amit Dave

Supporters of Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) celebrate after learning of initial poll results in Ahmedabad, India, May 23, 2019. REUTERS/Amit Dave

Supporters of Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) celebrate after learning of initial poll results in Ahmedabad, India, May 23, 2019. REUTERS/Amit Dave
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BJP supporters celebrate after learning the initial election results outside the party headquarters in New Delhi, India, May 23, 2019. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi

BJP supporters celebrate after learning the initial election results outside the party headquarters in New Delhi, India, May 23, 2019. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi

BJP supporters celebrate after learning the initial election results outside the party headquarters in New Delhi, India, May 23, 2019. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi
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Prime Minister Narendra Modi delivers his speech after the election results in New Delhi, May 23, 2019. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi

Prime Minister Narendra Modi delivers his speech after the election results in New Delhi, May 23, 2019. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi

Prime Minister Narendra Modi delivers his speech after the election results in New Delhi, May 23, 2019. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi
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BJP supporters celebrate after learning the initial election results in New Delhi, India, May 23, 2019. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi

BJP supporters celebrate after learning the initial election results in New Delhi, India, May 23, 2019. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi

BJP supporters celebrate after learning the initial election results in New Delhi, India, May 23, 2019. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi
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BJP supporters celebrate after learning the initial election results outside the party headquarters in New Delhi, India, May 23, 2019. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi

BJP supporters celebrate after learning the initial election results outside the party headquarters in New Delhi, India, May 23, 2019. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi

BJP supporters celebrate after learning the initial election results outside the party headquarters in New Delhi, India, May 23, 2019. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi
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Supporters of Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) celebrate after learning of initial poll results in Ahmedabad, India, May 23, 2019. REUTERS/Amit Dave

Supporters of Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) celebrate after learning of initial poll results in Ahmedabad, India, May 23, 2019. REUTERS/Amit Dave

Supporters of Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) celebrate after learning of initial poll results in Ahmedabad, India, May 23, 2019. REUTERS/Amit Dave
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BJP supporters celebrate after learning the initial election results outside the party headquarters in New Delhi, India, May 23, 2019. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi

BJP supporters celebrate after learning the initial election results outside the party headquarters in New Delhi, India, May 23, 2019. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi

BJP supporters celebrate after learning the initial election results outside the party headquarters in New Delhi, India, May 23, 2019. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi
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A BJP supporter waves a party flag as he celebrates after learning the initial election results, in New Delhi, India, May 23, 2019. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi

A BJP supporter waves a party flag as he celebrates after learning the initial election results, in New Delhi, India, May 23, 2019. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi

A BJP supporter waves a party flag as he celebrates after learning the initial election results, in New Delhi, India, May 23, 2019. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi
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A BJP supporter waves a party flag as he celebrates after learning the initial election results, in New Delhi, India, May 23, 2019. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi

A BJP supporter waves a party flag as he celebrates after learning the initial election results, in New Delhi, India, May 23, 2019. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi

A BJP supporter waves a party flag as he celebrates after learning the initial election results, in New Delhi, India, May 23, 2019. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi
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Supporters of Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) celebrate after learning initial poll results in Kolkata, India, May 23, 2019. REUTERS/Rupak De Chowdhuri

Supporters of Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) celebrate after learning initial poll results in Kolkata, India, May 23, 2019. REUTERS/Rupak De Chowdhuri

Supporters of Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) celebrate after learning initial poll results in Kolkata, India, May 23, 2019. REUTERS/Rupak De Chowdhuri
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BJP supporters celebrate after learning the initial election results outside the party headquarters in New Delhi, India, May 23, 2019. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi

BJP supporters celebrate after learning the initial election results outside the party headquarters in New Delhi, India, May 23, 2019. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi

BJP supporters celebrate after learning the initial election results outside the party headquarters in New Delhi, India, May 23, 2019. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi
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BJP supporters celebrate after learning the initial election results outside the party headquarters in New Delhi, India, May 23, 2019. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi

BJP supporters celebrate after learning the initial election results outside the party headquarters in New Delhi, India, May 23, 2019. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi

BJP supporters celebrate after learning the initial election results outside the party headquarters in New Delhi, India, May 23, 2019. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi
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BJP supporters celebrate after learning the initial election results outside the party headquarters in New Delhi, India, May 23, 2019. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi

BJP supporters celebrate after learning the initial election results outside the party headquarters in New Delhi, India, May 23, 2019. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi

BJP supporters celebrate after learning the initial election results outside the party headquarters in New Delhi, India, May 23, 2019. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi
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BJP supporters celebrate after learning the initial election results outside the party headquarters in New Delhi, India, May 23, 2019. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi

BJP supporters celebrate after learning the initial election results outside the party headquarters in New Delhi, India, May 23, 2019. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi

BJP supporters celebrate after learning the initial election results outside the party headquarters in New Delhi, India, May 23, 2019. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi
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Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi arrives to address his supporters after the election results at Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) headquarter in New Delhi, India, May 23, 2019. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi arrives to address his supporters after the election results at Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) headquarter in New Delhi, India, May 23, 2019. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi arrives to address his supporters after the election results at Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) headquarter in New Delhi, India, May 23, 2019. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi
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Supporters of Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) celebrate after learning of initial poll results outside the party office in Gandhinagar, India, May 23, 2019. REUTERS/Amit Dave

Supporters of Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) celebrate after learning of initial poll results outside the party office in Gandhinagar, India, May 23, 2019. REUTERS/Amit Dave

Supporters of Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) celebrate after learning of initial poll results outside the party office in Gandhinagar, India, May 23, 2019. REUTERS/Amit Dave
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Supporters of Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) celebrate after learning of initial poll results outside the party office in Gandhinagar, India, May 23, 2019. REUTERS/Amit Dave

Supporters of Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) celebrate after learning of initial poll results outside the party office in Gandhinagar, India, May 23, 2019. REUTERS/Amit Dave

Supporters of Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) celebrate after learning of initial poll results outside the party office in Gandhinagar, India, May 23, 2019. REUTERS/Amit Dave
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A supporter of Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) gives money to musicians during celebrations after learning of initial poll results outside the party office in Gandhinagar, India, May 23, 2019. REUTERS/Amit Dave

A supporter of Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) gives money to musicians during celebrations after learning of initial poll results outside the party office in Gandhinagar, India, May 23, 2019. REUTERS/Amit Dave

A supporter of Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) gives money to musicians during celebrations after learning of initial poll results outside the party office in Gandhinagar, India, May 23, 2019. REUTERS/Amit Dave
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BJP supporters celebrate after learning the initial election results outside the party headquarters in New Delhi, India, May 23, 2019. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi

BJP supporters celebrate after learning the initial election results outside the party headquarters in New Delhi, India, May 23, 2019. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi

BJP supporters celebrate after learning the initial election results outside the party headquarters in New Delhi, India, May 23, 2019. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi
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BJP President Amit Shah arrives at the party headquarters after learning the initial election results, in New Delhi, India, May 23, 2019. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi

BJP President Amit Shah arrives at the party headquarters after learning the initial election results, in New Delhi, India, May 23, 2019. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi

BJP President Amit Shah arrives at the party headquarters after learning the initial election results, in New Delhi, India, May 23, 2019. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi
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A BJP supporter has a sticker applied on the hand as others celebrate after learning the initial election results in New Delhi, India, May 23, 2019. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi

A BJP supporter has a sticker applied on the hand as others celebrate after learning the initial election results in New Delhi, India, May 23, 2019. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi

A BJP supporter has a sticker applied on the hand as others celebrate after learning the initial election results in New Delhi, India, May 23, 2019. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi
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Supporters of Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) celebrate after learning initial poll results at the party headquarters in New Delhi, India, May 23, 2019. REUTERS/Anushree Fadnavis

Supporters of Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) celebrate after learning initial poll results at the party headquarters in New Delhi, India, May 23, 2019. REUTERS/Anushree Fadnavis

Supporters of Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) celebrate after learning initial poll results at the party headquarters in New Delhi, India, May 23, 2019. REUTERS/Anushree Fadnavis
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BJP President Amit Shah arrives at the party headquarters after learning the initial election results, in New Delhi, India, May 23, 2019. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi

BJP President Amit Shah arrives at the party headquarters after learning the initial election results, in New Delhi, India, May 23, 2019. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi

BJP President Amit Shah arrives at the party headquarters after learning the initial election results, in New Delhi, India, May 23, 2019. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi
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BJP President Amit Shah arrives at the party headquarters after learning the initial election results, in New Delhi, India, May 23, 2019. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi

BJP President Amit Shah arrives at the party headquarters after learning the initial election results, in New Delhi, India, May 23, 2019. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi

BJP President Amit Shah arrives at the party headquarters after learning the initial election results, in New Delhi, India, May 23, 2019. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi
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BJP supporters celebrate after learning the initial election results, in New Delhi, India, May 23, 2019. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi

BJP supporters celebrate after learning the initial election results, in New Delhi, India, May 23, 2019. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi

BJP supporters celebrate after learning the initial election results, in New Delhi, India, May 23, 2019. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi
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BJP supporters celebrate after learning the initial election results, in New Delhi, India, May 23, 2019. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi

BJP supporters celebrate after learning the initial election results, in New Delhi, India, May 23, 2019. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi

BJP supporters celebrate after learning the initial election results, in New Delhi, India, May 23, 2019. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi
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A supporter of YSR Congress party feeds cake to a portrait of their leader Jaganmohan Reddy after learning initial poll results, in Hyderabad, India, May 23, 2019. REUTERS/Vinod Babu

A supporter of YSR Congress party feeds cake to a portrait of their leader Jaganmohan Reddy after learning initial poll results, in Hyderabad, India, May 23, 2019. REUTERS/Vinod Babu

A supporter of YSR Congress party feeds cake to a portrait of their leader Jaganmohan Reddy after learning initial poll results, in Hyderabad, India, May 23, 2019. REUTERS/Vinod Babu
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FILE PHOTO: Pragya Thakur, a Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) candidate in the parliamentary election, hugs a party supporter during her election campaign meeting in Bhopal, India, April 30, 2019. Picture taken April 30, 2019. REUTERS/Raj Patidar/File Photo

FILE PHOTO: Pragya Thakur, a Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) candidate in the parliamentary election, hugs a party supporter during her election campaign meeting in Bhopal, India, April 30, 2019. Picture taken April 30, 2019. REUTERS/Raj Patidar/File...more

FILE PHOTO: Pragya Thakur, a Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) candidate in the parliamentary election, hugs a party supporter during her election campaign meeting in Bhopal, India, April 30, 2019. Picture taken April 30, 2019. REUTERS/Raj Patidar/File Photo
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Supporters of YSR Congress party celebrate outside the house of the party leader Jaganmohan Reddy after learning initial poll results, in Hyderabad, India, May 23, 2019. REUTERS/Vinod Babu

Supporters of YSR Congress party celebrate outside the house of the party leader Jaganmohan Reddy after learning initial poll results, in Hyderabad, India, May 23, 2019. REUTERS/Vinod Babu

Supporters of YSR Congress party celebrate outside the house of the party leader Jaganmohan Reddy after learning initial poll results, in Hyderabad, India, May 23, 2019. REUTERS/Vinod Babu
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FILE PHOTO: Pragya Thakur, a Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) candidate in the parliamentary election, gestures atop a car during her election campaign rally in Bhopal, India, April 30, 2019. REUTERS/Raj Patidar/File Photo

FILE PHOTO: Pragya Thakur, a Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) candidate in the parliamentary election, gestures atop a car during her election campaign rally in Bhopal, India, April 30, 2019. REUTERS/Raj Patidar/File Photo

FILE PHOTO: Pragya Thakur, a Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) candidate in the parliamentary election, gestures atop a car during her election campaign rally in Bhopal, India, April 30, 2019. REUTERS/Raj Patidar/File Photo
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Supporters of YSR Congress party celebrate outside the house of the party leader Jaganmohan Reddy after learning initial poll results, in Hyderabad, India, May 23, 2019. REUTERS/Vinod Babu

Supporters of YSR Congress party celebrate outside the house of the party leader Jaganmohan Reddy after learning initial poll results, in Hyderabad, India, May 23, 2019. REUTERS/Vinod Babu

Supporters of YSR Congress party celebrate outside the house of the party leader Jaganmohan Reddy after learning initial poll results, in Hyderabad, India, May 23, 2019. REUTERS/Vinod Babu
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Supporters of YSR Congress party celebrate outside the house of the party leader Jaganmohan Reddy after learning initial poll results, in Hyderabad, India, May 23, 2019. REUTERS/Vinod Babu

Supporters of YSR Congress party celebrate outside the house of the party leader Jaganmohan Reddy after learning initial poll results, in Hyderabad, India, May 23, 2019. REUTERS/Vinod Babu

Supporters of YSR Congress party celebrate outside the house of the party leader Jaganmohan Reddy after learning initial poll results, in Hyderabad, India, May 23, 2019. REUTERS/Vinod Babu
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Supporters of YSR Congress party celebrate outside the house of the party leader Jaganmohan Reddy after learning initial poll results, in Hyderabad, India, May 23, 2019. REUTERS/Vinod Babu

Supporters of YSR Congress party celebrate outside the house of the party leader Jaganmohan Reddy after learning initial poll results, in Hyderabad, India, May 23, 2019. REUTERS/Vinod Babu

Supporters of YSR Congress party celebrate outside the house of the party leader Jaganmohan Reddy after learning initial poll results, in Hyderabad, India, May 23, 2019. REUTERS/Vinod Babu
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Supporters of Trinamool Congress (TMC) celebrate after learning the initial poll results, in Howrah, India, May 23, 2019. REUTERS/Ranita Roy

Supporters of Trinamool Congress (TMC) celebrate after learning the initial poll results, in Howrah, India, May 23, 2019. REUTERS/Ranita Roy

Supporters of Trinamool Congress (TMC) celebrate after learning the initial poll results, in Howrah, India, May 23, 2019. REUTERS/Ranita Roy
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Supporters of Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) celebrate after learning of initial poll results in Chandigarh, India, May 23, 2019. REUTERS/Ajay Verma

Supporters of Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) celebrate after learning of initial poll results in Chandigarh, India, May 23, 2019. REUTERS/Ajay Verma

Supporters of Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) celebrate after learning of initial poll results in Chandigarh, India, May 23, 2019. REUTERS/Ajay Verma
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Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi gestures after the election results in New Delhi, India, May 23, 2019. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi gestures after the election results in New Delhi, India, May 23, 2019. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi gestures after the election results in New Delhi, India, May 23, 2019. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi
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Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi gestures after the election results in New Delhi, India, May 23, 2019. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi gestures after the election results in New Delhi, India, May 23, 2019. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi gestures after the election results in New Delhi, India, May 23, 2019. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi
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Prime Minister Narendra Modi gestures as he addresses supporters after the election results in New Delhi, May 23, 2019. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi

Prime Minister Narendra Modi gestures as he addresses supporters after the election results in New Delhi, May 23, 2019. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi delivers his speech after the election results in New Delhi, May 23, 2019. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi

Prime Minister Narendra Modi delivers his speech after the election results in New Delhi, May 23, 2019. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi (C) gestures as he is presented with a garland by Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leaders after the election results in New Delhi, May 23, 2019. REUTERS/Anushree Fadnavis

Prime Minister Narendra Modi (C) gestures as he is presented with a garland by Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leaders after the election results in New Delhi, May 23, 2019. REUTERS/Anushree Fadnavis

Prime Minister Narendra Modi (C) gestures as he is presented with a garland by Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leaders after the election results in New Delhi, May 23, 2019. REUTERS/Anushree Fadnavis
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BJP President Amit Shah and Prime Minister Narendra Modi react after the election results in New Delhi, May 23, 2019. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi

BJP President Amit Shah and Prime Minister Narendra Modi react after the election results in New Delhi, May 23, 2019. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi

BJP President Amit Shah and Prime Minister Narendra Modi react after the election results in New Delhi, May 23, 2019. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi
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Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Home Minister Rajnath Singh and party leaders are seen after the election results in New Delhi, May 23, 2019. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi

Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Home Minister Rajnath Singh and party leaders are seen after the election results in New Delhi, May 23, 2019. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi

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BJP President Amit Shah and Prime Minister Narendra Modi gesture after the election results in New Delhi, May 23, 2019. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi

BJP President Amit Shah and Prime Minister Narendra Modi gesture after the election results in New Delhi, May 23, 2019. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi

BJP President Amit Shah and Prime Minister Narendra Modi gesture after the election results in New Delhi, May 23, 2019. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi
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Supporters of Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) celebrate after the election results in New Delhi, May 23, 2019. REUTERS/Anushree Fadnavis

Supporters of Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) celebrate after the election results in New Delhi, May 23, 2019. REUTERS/Anushree Fadnavis

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Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) President Amit Shah arrives at the party headquarters after learning the initial election results, in New Delhi, India, May 23, 2019. REUTERS/Anushree Fadnavis

Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) President Amit Shah arrives at the party headquarters after learning the initial election results, in New Delhi, India, May 23, 2019. REUTERS/Anushree Fadnavis

Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) President Amit Shah arrives at the party headquarters after learning the initial election results, in New Delhi, India, May 23, 2019. REUTERS/Anushree Fadnavis
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Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) supporters celebrate after learning the election results at party headquarters in New Delhi, India, May 23, 2019. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi

Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) supporters celebrate after learning the election results at party headquarters in New Delhi, India, May 23, 2019. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi

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A boy wears a Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) cap as he dances after learning the election results at the party headquarter in New Delhi, India, May 23, 2019. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi

A boy wears a Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) cap as he dances after learning the election results at the party headquarter in New Delhi, India, May 23, 2019. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi

A boy wears a Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) cap as he dances after learning the election results at the party headquarter in New Delhi, India, May 23, 2019. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi
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Supporters of Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi use their mobile phones to click his pictures as he addresses them after the election results at the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) headquarter in New Delhi, India, May 23, 2019. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi

Supporters of Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi use their mobile phones to click his pictures as he addresses them after the election results at the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) headquarter in New Delhi, India, May 23, 2019. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi

Supporters of Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi use their mobile phones to click his pictures as he addresses them after the election results at the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) headquarter in New Delhi, India, May 23, 2019. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi
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Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi gestures as he is presented with a garland by Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leaders after the election results in New Delhi, India, May 23, 2019. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi gestures as he is presented with a garland by Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leaders after the election results in New Delhi, India, May 23, 2019. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi gestures as he is presented with a garland by Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leaders after the election results in New Delhi, India, May 23, 2019. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi
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Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi greets his supporters after the election results at Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) headquarter in New Delhi, India, May 23, 2019. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi greets his supporters after the election results at Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) headquarter in New Delhi, India, May 23, 2019. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi greets his supporters after the election results at Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) headquarter in New Delhi, India, May 23, 2019. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi
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Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi gestures towards his supporters after the election results at Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) headquarter in New Delhi, India, May 23, 2019. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi gestures towards his supporters after the election results at Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) headquarter in New Delhi, India, May 23, 2019. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi

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