NEW DELHI - In India , counting of votes is under way after seven-phase general elections concluded on 19th of this month.
Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi leads the election for second term.
Modi is the first non-Congress Prime Minister in India to return to power after a full five-year term.
The National Democratic Alliance led by the Hindu nationalist Bharatiya Janata Party is leading in nearly 340 of the 542 seats that went to the polls.
The opposition United Progressive Alliance headed by the Indian National Congress is leading in less than 100, while the party itself leads in about 50. In 2014, the Congress had won 44 seats.
The party or coalition with a simple majority (272 seats) is invited to form the government. The MPs from the winning party or coalition elect their leader, who then becomes the Country Prime Minister.