Modi claims victory in India’s election but drop in support forces him to rely on coalition partner

Tuesday marked the victory of Prime Minister Narendra Modi's alliance in the country's general election.

He claimed a mandate to advance his agenda despite his party losing seats to an opposition that was more formidable than anticipated...

and retaliated against his divisive politics and inconsistent economic track record.  

Speaking to the assembly at his party's headquarters, Modi said, 

"Today's victory is the victory of the world's largest democracy,"