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.