Narendra Modi, the frontrunner to become India’s next prime minister, said he deserves the death penalty if any allegations about his involvement in sectarian riots that took place 12 years ago are proven true.
One reason opposition candidate Narendra Modi is on track to become India’s next prime minister can be found in a 100-bed government-run hospital in the city of Jaunpur. Goats roam the corridors, used syringes and vomit litter the floors, and the walls display red spatter from tobacco that has been chewed and spat out.
A senior member of India’s main opposition party said he’d run as an independent in next month’s election after being passed over for a seat, underscoring leader Narendra Modi’s challenge in keeping members unified.
The leaders of India’s ruling Congress party told voters to ignore opinion polls showing their decade-long rule coming to an end, while promising the poor rights to everything from health care to pensions to housing.