Landslide win for Modi

2017-03-12 06:01
Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi. (Prakash Singh, AFP)

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi. (Prakash Singh, AFP)

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s party won a landslide victory in India’s most important battleground state yesterday, in a personal triumph that will strengthen his claim to a second term as national leader.

Wresting control of Uttar Pradesh is a ringing endorsement of Modi’s stewardship of Asia’s third-largest economy after his high-risk decision last November to scrap high-value banknotes to rein in corruption.

The Election Commission of India said Modi’s Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) had won a clear majority.

With the tally of results almost complete, the BJP had collected as many as 312 of 403 seats in the state assembly, the biggest majority for any party in the state since 1977.

Almost four in 10 voters backed Modi’s party, the commission said, close to the party’s vote share in Uttar Pradesh in the 2014 general election when it won the biggest national majority in three decades.

Investors hope victory will embolden Modi to embark on more reforms, including the launch of a national sales tax, to boost economic growth.
– Reuters

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