Opposition Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader and India's next prime minister Narendra Modi performs evening rituals, with BJP President Rajnath Singh, front left, and Amit Shah, background left, ... more 
Opposition Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader and India's next prime minister Narendra Modi performs evening rituals, with BJP President Rajnath Singh, front left, and Amit Shah, background left, standing by on the banks of the River Ganges in Varanasi, an ancient city revered by millions of devout Hindus, India, Saturday, May 17, 2014. Modi will be India's next prime minister, winning the most decisive victory the country has seen in more than a quarter century and sweeping the long-dominant Congress party from power, results showed Friday. An elaborately decorated platform was built for him to offer prayers on the banks of the river. Saffron flags fluttered above the flower bedecked platform and thousands of supporters and onlookers milled around to watch as Hindu priests chanted sacred verses and burnt incense. (AP Photo/Saurabh Das) less 
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Associated Press | Photo By Saurabh Das
Sat, May 17, 2014 11:24 AM EDT