India’s ruling party claims first northeastern state
Eastern Eye Staff
India’s ruling Bharatiya Janata Party claimed victory in Assam elections on Thursday, marking the first time the Hindu nationalist party has won control of a state in the country’s restive northeast. Prime Minister Narendra Modi said it was a historic victory and promised to “fulfil the dreams and aspirations” of people in Assam, where ethnic and religious tensions and a myriad of rebel insurgencies have held back development. The win is a boost to the BJP after a slew of state election defeats, and a major blow to the Congress party, its main rival on the national political stage. Counting…
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