• Monday, August 08, 2022

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Prime minister Modi’s party emerges strongest in Karnataka state poll

By: Sarwar Alam

Indian prime minister Narendra Modi’s ruling party was set on Tuesday (15) to win the largest number of seats in a big southern state election, giving him momentum for a re-election bid next year and opening a path for more reforms. A government in Karnataka led by the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) will help Modi silence critics who said his popularity had waned after the rocky adoption of a nationwide sales tax and a ban on high-value bank notes late in 2016. The BJP was leading in 105 seats in Karnataka’s 225-member state assembly, the Election Commission of India said,…

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