Critics accuse the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) of attempting to silence media through violence and coercion, while the recent arrests of three journalists for "defaming" a monk-turned-chief minister triggered public outrage.
Opposition leader Gandhi urges voters not to "get disappointed by the propaganda of fake exit polls," after a slew of exit polls projected clear victory for Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi is seeking to boost the popularity of the Bharatiya Janata Party by harping on national security issues and decades-old disputes with nuclear rival Pakistan. Will it help the party earn electoral dividends?
If Prime Minister Narendra Modi's party, the BJP, doesn't win the election, there are still no guarantees that society will be able to moderate itself.
The grand old party shows a vacillating leadership and seems unable to capitalise on right-wing Bharatiya Janata Party's failures in government.
The former chief minister of the country's most populous Uttar Pradesh state tells TRT World that the ruling BJP ‘has created a wall of hatred,’ which like-minded alliances must demolish.
Senior figures from Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi's party are using alarming election campaign rhetoric that alienates and endangers Muslims.
Battered by decades of communal violence and now the rise of right-wing Hindu supremacy, the 2019 general election offers some hope to India's largest religious minority.
With a population nearly Brazil's size, northern Uttar Pradesh sends 80 of the 543 lawmakers to the country's parliament, the highest among all other states, making it a game-changer turf.
Protecting cows and banning beef consumption was one of the measures by India's ruling Hindu nationalist Bharatiya Janata Party to shore up support across the country. Instead, it is creating a backlash, even among Hindu farmers.
Most residents of the ancient Hindu city of Varanasi, also Prime Minister Narendra Modi's constituency, say modernity has taken its toll on their livelihoods and sense of identity.
Deaths from illegally brewed alcohol are common in India because the poor cannot afford licensed brands from government-run shops. Illicit liquor is cheap and often spiked to increase potency.
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