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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Residents argue with police in the wake of 2013’s deadly Muzaffarnagar riots. Photo: AP

Muslim-Hindu violence in Uttar Pradesh helped India’s Modi take power. Six years on, peace could kick him out

  • Muzaffarnagar, in northern India’s Uttar Pradesh, was rocked by sectarian riots in 2013 that left 62 people dead and nearly 50,000 displaced
  • The violence helped propel Narendra Modi’s BJP to power, but six years on the communities are uniting – and see the party as a common enemy
Topic |   India

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Residents argue with police in the wake of 2013’s deadly Muzaffarnagar riots. Photo: AP
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