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05/16/2014 12:01 pm ET Updated May 16, 2014

This Is How To Celebrate Winning The World's Largest Election (PHOTOS)

India's Hindu nationalist party celebrated a historic landslide victory in the country's massive election on Friday, after the ruling Congress party conceded defeat.

Narendra Modi, who lead the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) to power and will be India's next prime minister, told ecstatic crowds in his home constituency that he would work hard to make the dreams of the world's largest democracy come true, The Guardian reports. As news of the victory broke, Modi's tweet "India has won" broke the country's record for most retweeted post, the newspaper adds.

As the final results trickled in, Congress President Sonia Gandhi accepted her party had been defeated, announcing: "We humbly respect the verdict of the people," according to the BBC.

BJP supporters poured onto the streets in joy as Friday's tallies showed they had won the most decisive victory in Indian elections in 30 years.

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    BJP supporters hold a shivling, a symbolic representation of Hindu God Shiva, during celebrations in Varanasi, May 16, 2014. (AP Photo/ Rajesh Kumar Singh)
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    BJP supporters throw colored powder and dance at an election celebration outside the party headquarters in New Delhi, India, May 16, 2014. (AP Photo /Manish Swarup)
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    BJP supporters set off firecrackers and dance at an election celebration outside the party headquarters in New Delhi, India, May 16, 2014. (AP Photo /Manish Swarup)
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    An Indian boy wears a BJP cap at an election celebration in Gauhati, India, May 16, 2014. (AP Photo/Anupam Nath)
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    BJP supporters dance to celebrate election results outside their party office in Bangalore, India, May 16, 2014. (AP Photo/Aijaz Rahi)
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    BJP workers celebrate the success of their candidate in Chandigarh, India, May 16, 2014. (Keshav Singh/Hindustan Times via Getty Images)
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    BJP supporters celebrate outside the party's headquarters in New Delhi, India, May 16, 2014. (ROBERTO SCHMIDT/AFP/Getty Images)
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    A BJP supporter displays her palms adorned with party symbols in henna, outside the party headquarters in New Delhi, May 16, 2014. (SAJJAD HUSSAIN/AFP/Getty Images)
  • A BJP worker celebrates after the party's election success, Chandigarh, India, May 16, 2014. (Keshav Singh/Hindustan Times via Getty Images)
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    Senior leaders of the BJP celebrate victory at their party's headquarters in New Delhi, India, May 16, 2014. (ROBERTO SCHMIDT/AFP/Getty Images)
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    BJP supporters dance and set off crackers as poll results come in at the party's headquarters in Ahmedabad, India, May 16, 2014. (Kevin Frayer/Getty Images)
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    A band of Indian musicians play music for BJP supporters celebrating electoral success at the party's headquarters in New Delhi, May 16, 2014. (ROBERTO SCHMIDT/AFP/Getty Images)
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    BJP supporters celebrate their electoral victory at the party's office in Varanasi, May 16, 2014. (Sanjay Kanojia/AFP/Getty Images)
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    Indian elephants adorned with the BJP symbol outside the party's headquarters in New Delhi, May 16, 2014. (RAVEENDRAN/AFP/Getty Images)
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    BJP supporters celebrate in front of the party's headquarters in New Delhi, May 16, 2014. (RAVEENDRAN/AFP/Getty Images)
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    BJP supporters celebrate in front of the party's headquarters in New Delhi, May 16, 2014. (RAVEENDRAN/AFP/Getty Images)
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    BJP supporters celebrate in front of the party's headquarters in New Delhi, May 16, 2014. (RAVEENDRAN/AFP/Getty Images)
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    A cake in the shape of the map of India decorated with a portrait of the BJP's Narendra Modi, in a bakery in Ahmedabad, May 15, 2014. (INDRANIL MUKHERJEE/AFP/Getty Images)

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