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Prafulla Mahanta, a graduate law student, was elected by his party to lead a new Assam state government in India, dedicated to expelling more than 1 million Bangladeshi immigrants. Mahanta, 32, who headed a bloody, six-year student-led campaign against the immigrants, was named chief minister by all 64 victorious candidates of the Assam People's Council. The new party decisively defeated Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi's ruling Congress-I party in a bitterly contested election last week.

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