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India election

Narendra Modi -- poor tea seller who became India's powerful leader

Tech-savvy prime minister's charisma continues to garner electoral support

NEW DELHI -- Prime Minister Narendra Modi is set to be sworn in for another five-year term after the ruling National Democratic Alliance headed by his Bharatiya Janata Party secured a comfortable majority in nationwide polls held between Apr. 11 and May 19.

Modi's first term began in May 2014 after his Hindu nationalist party pulled off India's biggest landslide in three decades, winning 282 of the 543 seats contested in the Lok Sabha, the lower house of parliament. Nothing similar had been seen since 1984 when the Indian National Congress won over 400 seats riding a wave of sympathy in the wake of the assassination of its leader, Prime Minister Indira Gandhi.

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