March 6, 2014
The Most Important Indian Vote in Decades
Ram Mashru, The Diplomat
The Associated Press
In the last week of February a motley crew of 11 political parties announced the formation of a “third front” to contest seats in India’s upcoming elections. With the polls due by May, the timing of this announcement is unsurprising. The larger political context, however, is: India’s imminent general election is the most important in decades, and the conditions may finally be right for a third front to snatch victory.