India's Modi gets hero's welcome as he brings new era to New Delhi




 
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India's Modi gets hero's welcome as he brings new era to New Delhi
 
May 17th, 2014  
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India's Modi gets hero's welcome as he brings new era to New Delhi
By Sruthi Gottipati and Frank Jack Daniel NEW DELHI (Reuters) - Hundreds of Indians thronged the leafy streets of New Delhi on Saturday to greet Narendra Modi's triumphant march into the capital after he decimated the Nehru-Gandhi dynasty and the ruling Congress party in the biggest election victory the country has seen in 30 years. Modi leaned far out of his car, waving a victory sign to jubilant supporters, in a drive from the airport to the headquarters of his Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) in the center of town. A Hindu nationalist who critics fear will be divisive and autocratic, Modi toned down religious issues in his pitch to India's 815 million voters and won the world's biggest ever election with promises of economic development for all. The low-caste son of a tea stall-owner, his rise to power signals the end of an era dominated by the descendants of India's first prime minister, independence hero Jawaharlal Nehru.




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