India’s main opposition party is set to win four of five state elections held over the past month, wresting power from the ruling Congress party in one area and giving it momentum ahead of national voting next year.
India’s main opposition party is set to take control of two states from the Congress party and keep control in two others, boosting its campaign to end the ruling party’s 10-year hold on power in national voting next year, exit polls showed.
For India, Arvind Kejriwal is an unusual politician: he doesn’t use a police escort, he won’t field candidates who face murder charges and he publishes the names of those who contribute to his party’s funds.
Supporters of India’s Congress party roared approval at an election rally last month as Rahul Gandhi draped a garland of flowers over a portrait of his great- grandfather, Jawaharlal Nehru, the independence hero who led the nation in its first two decades.
Rahul Gandhi said it was time to repair a broken system of governance in his first speech after being named deputy leader of Congress, an appointment that seeks to invigorate the ruling party ahead of next year’s election.
Rahul Gandhi, scion of the preeminent family in Indian politics, was appointed to the number two role in the governing Congress party as it seeks to appeal to younger voters ahead of an election next year.