India’s ruling Congress party is on course to winning power in the southern state of Karnataka in a rare piece of good news for the party as the government battles corruption allegations that have paralyzed parliament.
India’s ruling Congress party aims to oust its chief rival in weekend elections in southern Karnataka state, a victory that may bolster the government as it bids to revive the economy ahead of a national poll.
India’s cabinet approved an aid package worth 120 billion rupees ($2.2 billion) for Bihar, a sign the government may be trying to encourage the state’s ruling party to leave the main federal opposition alliance.
India’s opposition Bharatiya Janata Party rejected pressure from its biggest alliance partner over the bloc’s choice of candidate for prime minister, widening a rift sparked by the growing clout of Narendra Modi.
The largest ally of India’s Hindu nationalist Bharatiya Janata Party said the prime ministerial candidate of their coalition should have a secular image, a call that may weaken a bid by the BJP’s Narendra Modi to lead the opposition bloc into the next elections.
Twenty-six holograms of Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi strode onto stages across the Indian state last month as he sought re-election, a sample of the savvy that makes him a contender for national leader.
India’s Bharatiya Janata Party reappointed Narendra Modi to its highest decision making body after a gap of six years, bolstering his stature amid jockeying to lead the party into a general election due next year.
One of the most obscene moments after the death of the gang-rape victim in New Delhi was a tweet by Narendra Modi, the chief minister of the Indian state of Gujarat, offering regret and condolences to the dead woman’s family.