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Modi's BJP clinches biggest election win in India's Gujarat

Ruling party set for record 7th term in PM's home state despite setbacks elsewhere

Supporters of India's ruling Bharatiya Janata Party celebrate after learning of the initial poll results in the Gujarat state assembly election in Gandhinagar, India, on Dec. 8.   © Reuters

NEW DELHI -- India's ruling Bharatiya Janata Party has secured a landslide victory in a local assembly election in Prime Minister Narendra Modi's home state of Gujarat, results released on Thursday evening show.

The record-breaking win allows the BJP to form a government in the western state for a seventh straight term, providing the party a major boost ahead of the next national election in 2024.

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