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Modi by a landslide: Hindu nationalist BJP sweeps elections

By: François PICARD Follow | Alessandro XENOS

Ballots have been counted after six weeks of voting in India. Narendra Modi's Hindu nationalist BJP has strengthened its majority after a general election that saw voters punish the once-mighty Congress Party of Rahul Gandhi. Five years ago, Modi promised toilets over temples, development before religion. We discuss identity issues and the policies that lie ahead for a fast-changing nation of 1.2 billion people, but also how India now plays its cards on the world stage.


Produced by Alessandro XENOS, Juliette LAURAIN and Ingri BERGO.

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