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
Topic |   India

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Indian PM Narendra Modi speaks after releasing the BJP’s election manifesto. Photo: Reuters
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A shopkeeper with masks of Indian Congress Party President Rahul Gandhi and Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi. Photo: AFP

Gandhi to cow vigilantes, fake news and ‘watchman’ Modi: India’s election explained

  • Prime Minister Narendra Modi is promising voters he’s India’s ‘watchman’
  • Religious violence, unemployment, demonetisation, fake news and big-name opposition are some of the things he should have seen coming
Topic |   Asia elections

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A shopkeeper with masks of Indian Congress Party President Rahul Gandhi and Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi. Photo: AFP
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