Kites bearing images of main election rivals, Prime Minister Narendra Modi (right) and opposition Congress president Rahul Gandhi, on display at a store in Bangalore on April 10. India’s general election, to be held over nearly six weeks starting on April 11, will see some 900 million voters cast their ballots in the world’s biggest democracy. Photo: AFP

Narendra Modi will win Indian election: blame games will achieve little

  • Blaming weak opposition leaders and appeals to populism for the likely re-election of India’s prime minister ignores the fact that the people are happy with the government
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Kites bearing images of main election rivals, Prime Minister Narendra Modi (right) and opposition Congress president Rahul Gandhi, on display at a store in Bangalore on April 10. India’s general election, to be held over nearly six weeks starting on April 11, will see some 900 million voters cast their ballots in the world’s biggest democracy. Photo: AFP
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Indian PM Narendra Modi speaks after releasing the BJP’s election manifesto. Photo: Reuters

India election: Narendra Modi’s BJP promises to reserve one-third of seats for women in parliament

  • ‘The BJP is committed to 33 per cent reservation in parliament and state assemblies through a constitutional amendment,’ the party said in its election manifesto
  • The party also promised to inject over US$300 billion for rural development, introduce a pension scheme for small and marginal farmers, and simplify the GST
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Indian PM Narendra Modi speaks after releasing the BJP’s election manifesto. Photo: Reuters
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