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India 'Modi'fied: In-depth coverage of election results 2014

History was made on May 16 2014 as Narendra Modi led the BJP to a landslide victory in the Lok Sabha elections. He is on his way to become India's next Prime Minister. Here's our special coverage of Verdict 2014

In Pictures: Modi mania grips India
BJP party workers and supporters celebrated in unison as the results of the 2014 Lok Sabha Elections were declared. Here are some glimpses. (View photos)

State government could drown in Narendra Modi tsunami
With voters handing BJP and Shiv Sena a thumping victory in state Lok Sabha seats and a clean sweep in Mumbai and Thane, Cong-NCP combine has good reason to be worried. (Read more)

Thane registers highest NOTA votes
In the nine constituencies of Mumbai and its surrounding areas, more than 8,000 votes were polled for the NOTA option on an average. (Read more)

Narendra Modi cartoon

Laddoos, dhoklas fly off the shelves at sweet shops across Mumbai
With the BJP-Shiv Sena combine emerging victorious in the Lok Sabha polls, several sweet shops in the city did brisk business. (Read more)

Malfunctioning EVMs delay result by 3 hours at polling station in Kalyan's APMC market
The counting of votes were held up at Kalyan’s APMC market polling station, as 3 machines suffered technical glitches. (Read more)

Is it game over for the AAP in Maharashtra?
The party failed to win a single seat in the state and got a mere 2.55 lakh votes in all six Mumbai seats combined. (Read more)

It all sort of clicked
How NaMo used social media to carve out a remarkable victory. (Read more)

Buy the way, the time is now
A historic mandate for the Bharatiya Janata Party-led (BJP) National Democratic Alliance (NDA) saw huge volatility in the markets on Friday. They finally closed with gains, but the mood more significantly, is optimistic and hopeful of better days ahead. (Read more)

The two underdogs who snatched strongholds from sitting MPs
Shiv Sena’s Arvind Sawant and BJP’s Poonam Mahajan defeated sitting two-time MPs Milind Deora and Priya Dutt respectively by huge margins. (Read more)

 Cops called in to control crowds at Matunga counting centre
The police guarded the centre where votes for the Mumbai South Central constituency were being counted; they had to erect barricades to bar people from entering the building, when Rahul Shewale emerged the winner. (Read more)

MNS and Shiv Sena offices offer a study in contrasts
While party workers flocked to offices of both parties in the morning, crowds swelled outside Sena offices later in the day, while workers all but deserted offices of the MNS. (Read more)

BJP places bulk order for 100 hoardings in Mumbai
A city advertiser says they have received orders from the party’s office to reserve outdoor advertising space in the city to celebrate their landmark victory. (Read more)

Narendra Modi look-alike steals the show outside counting centre in Goregaon
There was a stir outside the NESC ground yesterday when Vikas Mahante, a 52-yr-old man who bears an uncanny resemblance to Narendra Modi, showed up in the prime minister designate’s trademark kurta pajama and Nehru jacket. (Read more)

Which news channel won or lost with the elections
In their desire to be a score a point over the other, almost every channel started their special broadcasts at 6 am. Let’s look at how each of them fared. (Read more)

India gets ‘NaMonia’
Narendra Modi created history on his way to becoming the 14th PM, as he led the BJP to a spectacular victory in a Lok Sabha battle that crushed the Congress and others ranged against him. Here are some excerpts from his first address after the victory... (Read more)

Grand Old Party humiliated like never before
Congress suffers its most crushing electoral defeat ever. (Read more)

BJP sweeps Pune seat with city’s highest ever margin
Anil Shirole beat his closest competitor by 3.15 lakh votes, a number that surprised even his own partymen. (Read more)

'Proud to be a chaiwala, just like Narendra Modi'
As election results were declared, mid-day spoke to two vendors outside the counting station at FCI godown in Koregaon Park. (Read more)

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