India's ruling Congress party-led alliance has emerged victorious in elections held in three states to choose local governments.
The party and its allies scored clear wins in two states - Maharashtra in the west, home to India's financial capital Mumbai, and in Arunachal Pradesh in the northeast.
In the northern state of Haryana, Congress emerged as the largest party, but failed to secure a majority.
Thursday's results are being seen as another major vote of confidence for the party and its national leadership.
Key issues in the elections held October 13 included security, rising food prices, and the plight of farmers in areas hit by drought.