A Chinese dredger at work outside the Port of Colombo in Sri Lanka. Photo: AFP

What’s China got to do with elections in India’s southernmost town?

  • Kanyakumari in Tamil Nadu is the proposed site of a new US$4.8 billion port being championed by the BJP’s candidate Pon Radhakrishnan
  • Analysts say it could take trade away from China-backed facilities in Sri Lanka, but critics and political opponents aren’t so sure
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A Chinese dredger at work outside the Port of Colombo in Sri Lanka. Photo: AFP
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