• Thursday, June 30, 2022

ASIA

Post-poll pact keeps BJP out

By: Eastern Eye Staff

KARNATAKA DRAMA SEEN AS SETBACK FOR MODI AHEAD OF 2019 ELECTIONS INDIAN opposition parties joined forces to snatch power from the country’s ruling party in the southern state of Karnataka, lay­ing the stage for other such alli­ances in a direct challenge to prime minister Narendra Modi’s re-election bid next year. A coalition of Congress and a regional group said last Sunday (20) they will establish a govern­ment in Karnataka this week, after Modi’s Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) failed to prove its majority despite bagging more seats than any other party in a closely-fought election. Rahul Gandhi, the leader of the Congress party…

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