Jubilant Modi votes, India’s ruling party fights to deny him majority

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India’s Hindu nationalist Narendra Modi looked triumphant after voting on Wednesday in the world’s largest election, but the man tipped to be the next prime minister is still not assured of winning an outright majority.Some 139 million people were registered in 89 constituencies to vote in the latest round of a marathon contest pitting Modi against the Nehru-Gandhi dynasty-led ruling Congress party and a pantheon of satraps. Results are due on May 16.Casting his vote in his home state of Gujarat, the leader whose pro-business policies have delighted investors brandished his party’s lotus symbol and taunted Congress heavyweights for shying away from the fight.

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