India’s prime minister, Narendra Modi, has claimed a landslide victory that cements the Hindu nationalist leader as the country’s most formidable politician in decades. “Together we grow,” Modi said on Twitter as the results came in. But the figure of Modi has towered over the contest like no prime minister since Indira Gandhi in the 1970s. “There is no match for Modi among the opposition parties,” said Rahul Verma, a fellow at the Delhi-based Centre for Policy Research. Congress licks woundsThe main opposition Congress party, led by Rahul Gandhi, never found its footing again after the Pakistan strikes and has been out-gunned by the BJP’s deep pockets, relentless campaigning and disciplined party machine.
Source: The Guardian May 22, 2019 22:46 UTC