Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi waves to supporters in Varanasi. Photo: Reuters

Why Indians voted for Modi over jobs: it’s not the economy, stupid

  • Unpopular economic policies don’t seem to have gotten in the way of another landslide victory for the Indian prime minister
  • The returning leader’s strategy sidelined the issue, targeting some voters with images of national resurgence, others with local development
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Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi waves to supporters in Varanasi. Photo: Reuters
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Indian PM Narendra Modi (left) and Amit Shah, the president of the BJP. Photo: AFP

India election: economic slowdown looms even as Narendra Modi celebrates resounding victory

  • Win marks the first time since 1971 an incumbent leader is re-elected with a majority, domestic issues will keep his second term busy with tough times ahead
  • Modi will have to steer the country through an inevitable economic slowdown, address youth employment and deal with national security issues such as terrorism
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Indian PM Narendra Modi (left) and Amit Shah, the president of the BJP. Photo: AFP
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