India court orders disputed Karnataka state government to face confidence vote
Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi
India’s Supreme Court ordered prime minister Narendra Modi’s party to hold a vote of confidence on Saturday (19) in a key state where it has been allowed to form a government despite its lack of a majority. The order heightened political tensions in Karnataka and the opposition Congress party moved its lawmakers to luxury hotels outside the state to make sure they were not tempted to switch sides. Modi’s nationalist Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) inflicted a major blow on Congress by winning 104 seats to become the largest party in the southern state. But it was left short of a…
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