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Indian opposition wins state assembly election

Candidates from the Indian Hindu nationalist opposition Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) have celebrated with supporters after winning in the Rajasthan state assembly election in Jodhpur. India's ruling Congress party suffered an electoral humiliation at the hands of the main opposition and anti-corruption movement, in the last major test before next year's national polls.

Indian opposition wins state assembly election
Indian Hindu nationalist opposition Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) candidate Jogaram Patel (R) celebrates with supporters after winning in the Rajasthan state assembly election in Jodhpur on December 8, 2013. India's ruling Congress party suffered an electoral humiliation December 8 at the hands of the main opposition and an anti-corruption movement, in the last major test before next year's national polls. (AFP/Getty Images)
Indian opposition wins state assembly election
Indian supporters of the Hindu nationalist opposition Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) celebrate the victory of their candidate in the state assembly elections in Allahabad on December 8, 2013. India's ruling Congress party suffered an electoral humiliation December 8 at the hands of the main opposition and an anti-corruption movement, in the last major test before next year's national polls. (AFP/Getty Images)
Indian opposition wins state assembly election
Indian folk dancers perform as they celebrate at the main opposition Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) headquarters in New Delhi on December 8, 2013. New Delhi's long-serving Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit lost her seat Sunday to the leader of a new anti-corruption party, state election results showed. Arvind Kejriwal, leader of the Aam Aadmi Party (Common People's Party), took an unassailable lead, winning 37,062 votes against 16,061 for Dikshit, according to the electoral commission. (AFP/Getty Images)
Indian opposition wins state assembly election
Indian Hindu nationalist opposition Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) candidate Kailash Bhanshali gestures to unseen supporters after winning in the Rajasthan state assembly election in Jodhpur on December 8, 2013. India's ruling Congress party suffered an electoral humiliation December 8 at the hands of the main opposition and an anti-corruption movement, in the last major test before next year's national polls. (AFP/Getty Images)
Indian opposition wins state assembly election
India's main opposition Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) Delhi chief ministerial candidate, Harsh Vardhan, waves to his supporters after winning from his constituency in New Delhi on December 8, 2013. New Delhi's long-serving Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit lost her seat Sunday to the leader of a new anti-corruption party, state election results showed. Arvind Kejriwal, leader of the Aam Aadmi Party (Common People's Party), took an unassailable lead, winning 37,062 votes against 16,061 for Dikshit, according to the electoral commission. (AFP/Getty Images)
Indian opposition wins state assembly election
Indian supporters of the Hindu nationalist opposition Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) celebrate the victory of their candidate in the state assembly elections in Allahabad on December 8, 2013. India's ruling Congress party suffered an electoral humiliation December 8 at the hands of the main opposition and an anti-corruption movement, in the last major test before next year's national polls. (AFP/Getty Images)
Indian opposition wins state assembly election
India's Madhya Pradesh state Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan (C) with BJP All India General Secretary Ananth Kumar (2R) and BJP state president Narendra Singh Tomar (2L) are garlanded as they celebrate the party's third consecutive victory in the state assembly elections in Bhopal on December 8, 2013. Official forecasts based on partial results showed the BJP would record landslide wins in the states of Rajasthan and Madhya Pradesh, although it had only a slender lead over Congress in restive Chhattisgarh. (AFP/Getty Images)
Indian opposition wins state assembly election
Indian Hindu nationalist opposition Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) candidate Suryakanta Vyas (C) poses for a photograph with supporters as they celebrate her win in the Rajasthan state assembly election in Jodhpur on December 8, 2013. India's ruling Congress party suffered an electoral humiliation December 8 at the hands of the main opposition and an anti-corruption movement, in the last major test before next year's national polls. (AFP/Getty Images)
Indian opposition wins state assembly election
A supporter of India's main opposition Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) Delhi chief ministerial candidate, Harsh Vardhan, holds up the party flag as others celebrate outside his residence in New Delhi on December 8, 2013. New Delhi's long-serving Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit lost her seat to the leader of a new anti-corruption party, state election results showed. Arvind Kejriwal, leader of the Aam Aadmi Party (Common People's Party), took an unassailable lead, winning 37,062 votes against 16,061 for Dikshit, according to the electoral commission. (AFP/Getty Images)