Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) has won the elections with majority in the polls counting on Thursday and expected to form the government.
The victory is expected to give his party a mandate to implement a business-friendly policy that prioritizes the Hindu people as well as take a firm approach to national security issues.
The official data of the Indian electoral commission showed Hindu Modi nationalist Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) ahead of 298 seats from 542 seats contested, higher than the 282 seats it won in 2014 and more than 272 seats are required to reach the majority in the parliamentary low-seat.
Meanwhile, main opposition party, the Congressional Party ahead of 52 seats, according to the data gathered.
India’s Foreign Minister and senior BJP leader Sushma Swaraj said the party had won big.