Election Commission data shows Narendra Modi's Bharatiya Janata Party was on course to increase its grip on parliament with 303 out of 542 elected seats – up from 282 in 2014.
5 things to know about India's Narendra Modi
9 hours ago
Narendra Modi has won the Indian election in a landslide, early results show. From emboldening lynch mobs to loving selfies, here are five things you need to know about the divisive leader. #India #Modi #IndiaElection
INDIA NATIONALISM - Are minorities under threat?
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India, the world’s largest democracy - compromising of 900 million voters has been accused by the UN of increasing harassment and targeting minorities in particular Muslims and Dalits. What is the future for minorities in India if the BJP win again?
Polls predicting Modi victory in India 'fake' – Rahul Gandhi
Exit polls by four leading television news channels projected a victory for the BJP and its allies with 287 to 339 seats out of 543 - far ahead of the 272 seats needed to form the next government.
India Parliamentary Elections: 'Modicare' program covers 500 million people
13 May 2019
Last year, India launched what was promoted as the world's biggest government plan for healthcare. It's a flagship initiative of PM Modi, who's seeking re-election. But some doctors say the programme's implementation is still a work in progress.
Indian polls: Modi's rhetoric on national security obscures local issues
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?
Modi's old jobs promise could frustrate voters
2 May 2019
India’s financial capital, Mumbai, went to the polls on Monday with billionaires, celebrities and slum dwellers among those lining-up in the latest phase of the general election.
Who is Pragya Thakur?
2 May 2019
Pragya Singh Thakur is BJP's candidate for the lower house of the parliament in Bhopal. She could become India’s first-ever member of parliament who is accused of terrorism. #India #IndiaElections #PragyaThakur
In southern Kashmir there’s little enthusiasm for India’s elections
Kashmir is one of the most militarised regions in the world. As it holds elections in three phases to avoid potential clashes, some soldier-guarded polling stations are recording as few as 25 people turning up to vote.
Bollywood stars, rich Indians vote in fourth phase of giant election
More than 127 million people are eligible to vote in this round of the seven-phase election held across 71 seats in nine states. The PM's coalition won more than 75 percent of the seats in the previous election in 2014.
Boycott and curbs subdue India's election in disputed Kashmir
At least 86 percent of eligible voters in the Kashmir valley abstained from voting, although in the southern Jammu belt, where Muslims and a sizeable Hindu population doesn't shy away from casting votes, a 70 percent turnout was recorded.
What you need to know about India's election
18 Apr 2019
It's the largest democratic election in the world. Here's what you need to know about India's election.
Online fake news a concern amid elections
24 Apr 2019
Social media is playing a big role in India's elections. The country has the largest number of Facebook and WhatsApp users in the world. But the spread of fake news online is being blamed for polarising voters.
Indian elections: Here's why some Kashmiris are voting
24 Apr 2019
India's ruling Hindu nationalist BJP party has vowed to strip decades-old special rights from the people of Indian-administered Kashmir, by repealing Article 370 of the constitution, which bars Indians from buying land in the disputed territory.
I want to give India a new prime minister – Akhilesh Yadav
The polls are taking place in seven stages and will end on May 19. The third phase is the largest and be closely watched for the governing BJP's performance in Modi's home state Gujrat, although the prime minister is not on the ticket.
Indian Elections: From a Kashmiri perspective
24 Apr 2019
TRT World's Baba Umar spoke with journalist Najeeb Mubariki about what the Indian elections mean for Kashmiris. #kashmir #indiaelections #indianelections
Meet the Kashmiri Muslims who back the Hindu Nationalist BJP
Indians are heading to the polls in the second phase of voting in the country's seven-stage general election. India-administered Kashmir is among the regions voting on Thursday. But as TRT World's Baba Umar reports, many are boycotting the vote.
Modi is favourite, but secularism is dear to Indian students
PM Narendra Modi's BJP secured a landslide victory in 2014, bagging more than 70 of 80 seats from the country's largest state. But BJP's momentum in this election is being kept in check, likely leading to a tight race.