Congress president Rahul Gandhi. Photo: Bloomberg

Indian election results: What next for Rahul Gandhi and Congress after their flop at the polls?

  • With the grand old party winning only 52 of 542 seats, its future and that of the organisation’s president now hang in the balance
  • The drubbing underscored the deepening irrelevance of the Nehru-Gandhi family in an India where the masses see BJP’s Modi as a messiah, analysts say
Topic |   India

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Congress president Rahul Gandhi. Photo: Bloomberg
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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
Topic |   Narendra Modi

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