India’s lower house moved to create a new state in the south to resolve a 50-year dispute, risking unrest where Google Inc. and Microsoft Corp. have their offices as the ruling Congress Party seeks votes before elections.
India’s Congress party is “reasonably confident” of wining general elections to be held by May, its vice president Rahul Gandhi said, even as opinion polls show the ruling coalition set for its worst-ever performance.
India’s ruling Congress party may promise voters legal rights to basic facilities like toilets, drinking water and housing in a bid to surprise pollsters and win a third term in elections due by May, a senior leader said.
India’s Rahul Gandhi pledged a fight to retain power in elections due by May while avoiding the pressure of being named as the Congress Party’s official prime ministerial candidate as it faces a resurgent opposition.
Nobody among India’s 1.2 billion people has been groomed to run Asia’s third-biggest economy more than Rahul Gandhi. Whether he wants to follow his father, grandmother and great-grandfather in doing so remains unclear.
India’s top opposition leader Narendra Modi promised voters cheaper goods and 100 “smart cities” in unveiling steps to boost Asia’s third-biggest economy as he seeks to unseat the ruling Congress party.
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.