Jatin Gandhi is an independent journalist and political commentator based in New Delhi.
The party, led by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, once again played the Hindu nationalist card, hoping to gain electoral dividends by raising issues that appeal to militant Hindu sentiments, ignoring the matters of local governance.
The recent election results of two states signal a weakening of the Modi regime in the Centre and the re-emergence of its political opponents that will likely slow down its expansion plans.
With the new numbers in place, the ruling BJP is expected to achieve a majority in both houses in the next two years, paving the way for an overhaul of the laws, in consonance with the party’s Hindus-first ideology.
India's foremost political family, the Gandhis, have a tradition of looking at the country's south for electoral validation. Can they succeed this time?
Advani played a key role in building India's ruling BJP from the ashes but eventually he could not withstand his protege Prime Minister Narendra Modi's cut-throat ambitions, fading slowly into the sidelines of Indian politics.
India's grand old Congress party hopes Priyanka Gandhi Vadra's appointment will be a game-changer in the upcoming national elections.
Lawmakers of the lower house of parliament passed the bill that excludes Muslims and contradicts an anti-immigrant accord, despite protests in three northeastern states.
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