Bihar Verdict for Modi

Bihar Verdict for Modi

After travelling hundreds of kilometres in Bihar, a reporter’s diary on why Modi lost

Narendra Modi’s Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) has lost a key, prized state election in Bihar. His party’s alliance had done stupendously well in the state in the general elections in 2014, winning three-fourths of the seats. But, in the state elections, the incumbent tied up a better coalition.

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Arhar dal to khichdi, cow to quota, ‘jungle raj’ to vikas vote. Vandita Mishra lists the A to Z of one of India’s most watched polls.

Bihar Verdict for Modi

Bihar results: A blessing in disguise for Modi?

While the Bihar results would not diminish the image of PM Modi in any way, certainly he would feel more justified to discipline his own party men, including a few cabinet ministers who have created more problems than providing help, writes N.S. Venkataraman for South Asia Monitor.

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How foreign policy found its way into election campaign

With days to go for the India Africa Forum Summit in October, a tussle broke out between the External Affairs Ministry and the BJP satraps, as it became clear that Prime Minister Narendra Modi would have to fly to Bihar for campaign rallies even while the Heads of State or government were in Delhi.

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India's prime minister Narendra Modi suffers embarrassing setback on eve of UK visit

Indian voters decisively rejected Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s party in a crucial regional election billed as a referendum on his leadership, held amid growing criticism of his government and on the eve of a high-profile visit to the UK. 

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