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EC overrules Ashok Lavasa again, he plans to skip meetings on poll code violati...   18%

Disagreement over the procedure followed for deciding MCC cases erupted in the poll body following Lavasa’s objection to the process followed to give clean chits to Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) president Amit Shah and Congress president Rahul Gandhi.

Narendra Modi may win, but BJP's campaign diminished us   21%

I’ve no idea who’s going to win the elections but I’m fairly certain who’s lost the campaign. The answer is Narendra Modi

India stocks soar as polls point to Modi election win   10%

Indian shares soared 3.75 percent on Monday -- the biggest jump in nearly six years -- as markets greeted exit polls indicating conservative Prime Minister Narendra Modi secured a new term in a

Explained: Indias massive elections are over so where does that leave Narendra Modi as counting day looms?   -2%

The six-week long Indian election culminates on Thursday when more than 600 million votes will be counted, revealing which party will form the next government.Ultimately, the elections will determine whether Prime Minister Narendra Modi retains power despite a flailing economy, an unprecedented job crisis and a rise in Hindu right-wing violence against minority groups.The elections involved 8,049 candidates from 677 different political parties wooing more than 900 million eligible voters over…

India election: Narendra Modis BJP coalition looks set to retain power with stronger support than before  

India’s ruling coalition led by the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Monday looked set to win an even bigger majority in parliament than the massive mandate it got five years ago, exit polls showed after the election ended on Sunday.An exit poll from India Today Axis on Sunday showed Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s BJP-led National Democratic Alliance was projected to win between 339 and 365 seats in the 545-member lower house of parliament, with the opposition alliance led by the Indian National…

Letter from India: Lessons from an election with 900 million voters   -2%

India’s national elections are a logistical feat, stretched over 39 days. On Thursday, the country learns if PM Narendra Modi has won a second turn. 

Arundhati Roy on the Indian Election and Narendra Modi's "Far-Right, Hindu Nationalist" Agenda   1%

In India, the sixth phase of voting has concluded in a highly anticipated parliamentary election that is widely seen as a referendum on Prime Minister Narendra Modi, who is seeking a second term in office. India is the world’s largest democracy with 900 million eligible voters. The final phase of voting will take place on May 19 and vote counting will begin on May 23. Modi’s Hindu nationalist BJP won a landslide victory in 2014. His government has been criticized for a crackdown on civil society, targeting political opponents, journalists, human rights activists, lawyers and writers. Human rights groups have also raised the alarm on attacks against vulnerable populations, especially Dalits and Muslims. We speak with world-renowned, award-winning Indian writer Arundhati Roy. She is the author of _The God of Small Things_ and _The Ministry of Utmost Happiness_. Her new book _My Seditious Heart_, a collection of her nonfiction writing, will be out next month.

Indias lower-caste Dalits, who helped elect Modi, now threaten to oust him   10%

In 2014, Mukesh Kumar, like much of India’s underclass, had pinned his hopes on Narendra Modi, who became prime minister after his party won elections in a landslide.

Today, Kumar regrets voting for him.

“In five years there should have been so much progress, but nothing has changed,” said Kumar,...

How Modi's populist message could win the Indian PM a second term   25%

Over the last five years, Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi has been seen both as an incorruptible champion of the masses and the “divider in chief.”

Why Is This Temple Important to Indias Election?  

Our reporter Jeffrey Gettleman traveled to Kerala to see how Prime Minister Narendra Modi used a controversy at one of India’s holiest shrines to try to win another five-year term.

A Guide to the Drama and Dynamics Behind Indias Historic Elections  

A national debate over the economy, sectarianism and security — and Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s role in it all — played out over weeks of voting.

The Choice in India: Our Trump or a Messier Democracy   60%

The results of India’s parliamentary election will reveal not just a decision on Narendra Modi, but a deeper decision on what kind of government Indians want.

How a Controversy Over Women Entering This Temple Is Shaping Indias Election  

Jeffrey Gettleman travels to Kerala to see how Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s party is using a controversy at one of India’s holiest shrines to win another five-year term.

India's marathon election ends as exit polls predict Modi's return as PM  

Voting in India's election ended Sunday with the seventh and final phase of a grueling poll that lasted more than five weeks, as exit polls predicted a victory for Prime Minister Narendra Modi's Hindu nationalist party and its allies.

Final round of voting underway in India's marathon six-week election   15%

Indians lined up to vote amid unprecedented security in the eastern state of West Bengal on Sunday as the final phase of a massive, staggered election got underway to decide whether Prime Minister Narendra Modi returns for a second term.

India's political parties accused of spreading 'fake news' as campaign enters final week   17%

In the latest edition of India Votes, our team on the ground investigates claims that political parties are using social media to spread "fake news". We also ask India specialist Christophe Jaffrelot if Prime Minister Narendra Modi's strategy to shift the conversation to national security during the campaign has worked.