Indian Elections Another Setback for Modi
In the campaign, Modi and his BJP party employed tactics aimed at exploiting caste and religious divisions. But that strategy doesn’t appear to be working.
Indian Elections Modi’s BJP Rolls On, But an Old Rival Looms
A formidable obstacle looms in Narendra Modi’s way on the road to the prime ministership, and her name is Jayalalitha. She can be an indispensable ally, or the cause of countless headaches.
Indian Elections Modi Campaign Dogged by Charges of Sectarianism
As Modi draws closer to becoming India’s next Prime Minister, BJP candidates continue to express anti-Muslim sentiments. Concerns that Modi hasn’t sufficiently renounced his party’s sectarianism still linger.
Indian Elections Rahul Gandhi Heads Back to 1984
Rahul Gandhi is coming under fire for the Congress Party’s role in violent riots in 1984 that left almost 3,000 Sikhs dead. Thirty years later, it’s becoming an election issue again.
Indian Elections Congress Trounced, Modi Triumphant in India’s State Elections
The ruling Congress Party in India was overwhelmingly defeated in several recent state elections, and it now faces a steep uphill battle as national elections loom on the horizon. The BJP, with the charismatic, Hindu-nationalist and business friendly Narendra Modi at the helm, is ascendant. But the Common Man Party, which runs on an anti-corruption platform, surprised with some strong numbers.