Modi lookalike Vikas Mahante celebrates the original's win.
Text: Nithya Ramani
Video: Afsar Daytar
If NaMo can't join the BJP-Shiv Sena victory celebrations in Mumbai, his supporters don't get upset. Many of them make do with a substitute, Vikas Mahante.
At the counting booth in the north-western Mumbai suburb of Goregaon, Mahante celebrates the BJP's landslide win.
The heat and humidity hasn't dampened the enthusiasm of BJP supporters. Everyone wants to shake Mahante's hand, and the Modi-lookalike is happy to oblige.
Mahante, who has been campaigning in the Mumbai North West constituency posing as Modi, says, "I am confident Modi will fulfil all his promises. He will reign not only for the next five years, but for the next 50 years."
If Mahante is right, Narendra Modi will be in charge till he is 113.