A still from the Bharatiya Janata Party’s 'My first vote to the one, one and only one who has got everything done’. Source: YouTube

India elections: Modi’s BJP and opposition put the beat down with hopes hip-hop will sway first-time voters

  • About 85 million young people will be eligible to vote for the first time in this year’s Indian elections
  • As home-grown rap music takes the airwaves by storm, could hip-hop help the country’s politicians connect with the younger generation?
Topic |   Asia elections

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A still from the Bharatiya Janata Party’s 'My first vote to the one, one and only one who has got everything done’. Source: YouTube
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Rahul Gandhi, president of the Congress party, at a public rally in Mumbai. Photo: AFP

India elections: Why Rahul Gandhi is looking south for support

  • The Congress party leader has turned his attention to Wayanad in the southern state of Kerala
  • But can victory there really help him in his electoral battle against incumbent Prime Minister Narendra Modi and the Bharatiya Janata Party?
Topic |   India

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Rahul Gandhi, president of the Congress party, at a public rally in Mumbai. Photo: AFP
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