Rahul Gandhi, who has resigned as president of India's main opposition Congress party. Photo: Reuters

Rahul Gandhi resigns as leader of India's opposition Congress party

  • Gandhi had already announced his intention to step down after Congress’ drubbing in national elections earlier this summer
  • But his party didn’t want to let him – and his departure now could spark a succession crisis
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Rahul Gandhi, who has resigned as president of India's main opposition Congress party. Photo: Reuters
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Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi. Photo: EPA

More than 40 per cent of India’s new MPs face criminal charges but they got elected anyway

  • Starting in the 1960s and 70s, some Indian politicians began turning to the criminal underworld for cash to win votes
  • Despite Narendra Modi’s campaign vow in 2014 to clean up corruption and the influence of money in politics, the problem appears to be worsening
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Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi. Photo: EPA
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