Hindu nationalist Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader and India's next prime minister Narendra Modi, second right, and BJP President Rajnath Singh, second left, perform evening rituals with the help ... more 
Hindu nationalist Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader and India's next prime minister Narendra Modi, second right, and BJP President Rajnath Singh, second left, perform evening rituals with the help of a Hindu priest, as leader Amit Shah folds his hands in respect 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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