PM Narendra Modi sworn in for an historic second term along with his ministers, a week after the Hindu right-wing party's landslide victory in general election.
29 May 2019
It took six weeks for more than 600 million people to vote in India's election -- the largest democratic exercise on the planet. The winner by a landslide - was Narendra Modi. BJP picked up more than 300 seats in parliament, demolishing his rivals.
Modi’s victory is a gun pointed at India's minorities
PM Narendra Modi's Hindu nationalist Bharatiya Janata Party hits best ever score, giving it an even bigger majority than five years ago and defying predictions of a dip, final results confirm.
India Decides: PM Narendra Modi wins second term office
24 May 2019
We begin in India, where Prime Minister Narendra Modi's party has firmly held on to power. The ruling BJP and its allies won a landslide victory, securing about 300 seats out of the 543 in parliament. Bruce Harrison reports from New Delhi. #India
The Indian parliament welcomes members accused of terrorism and rape
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 Modi stuns opposition with landslide election win
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
23 May 2019
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?
23 May 2019
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.