India’s PM party takes early lead in election results

Amman, Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) built up a significant lead over its main opposition, the Indian National Congress in the country’s massive elections concluded earlier this week, according to the Election Commission of India.

Two hours after the start of the counting of votes process, the Hindu nationalism was leading with 283 out of 542 seats. If confirmed, the party will override the absolute majority of 272 seats of the Parliament, AFP reported.

No candidate has been officially announced a winner with the first results, which led the Indian stock market to set a new high record for the index.

Apparently, 68-year-old Modi, who won a major victory in the 2014 election, will be India’s Prime Minister for a second term for the country of 1.3 billion people.

More than 900 million people were eligible to vote in the polls that stretched over seven phases from April 11 to May 19.

Source: Jordan News Agency