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Wednesday, October 6, 1999 Published at 17:32 GMT 18:32 UK

World: South Asia

In pictures: BJP heading for victory

First results from India's general election show the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party and its 24-party coalition on target for a majority, while the Congress party is heading for its third successive defeat.

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After two days of preparations, counting started on Wednesday and very quickly a majority for the BJP became apparent.

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In Delhi, these BJP supporters came out into the streets to express their joy.

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Chanting party slogans, they proceeded to parade down the road.

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A BJP party worker celebrates in Delhi, but a victory for his party will not be confirmed before Thursday.

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BJP candidate Vijay Goel (centre) is feted by his supporters

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Read all about it: Newspapers were quick with headlines on the early results.

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