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Congress party start celebrations

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Supporters of India's ruling Congress party have started celebrating across India, after the main opposition BJP admitted defeat in the general elections.

Official results will flood in soon but the trends reported by state TV showed Congress ahead in 249 seats, the BJP in 164 and the Third Front in 60.

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