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Narrow India majority seen for Modi

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Narendra Modi was on course Tuesday to become India's next leader after exit polls showed his Hindu nationalist party and its allies won a slim majority and trounced the ruling Congress in the world's biggest election. 

Indian voters stand in a queue to cast their vote at a polling station during the final phase of general elections in Kolkata on May 12, 2014

Exit polls released hours after the final round of voting on Monday showed that Modi's right-wing opposition alliance not only hammered the left-leaning Congress but have scraped enough votes to form a new government without needing new coalition partners.

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