May 28, 2014

Hope & Change on the Subcontinent

Jonathan Foreman, Weekly Standard

The Associated Press

The Indian elections that ended with a resounding victory for the Hindu nationalist Narendra Modi and an even more resounding defeat of the ruling Congress party have huge implications not just for India’s potential prosperity, political evolution, and unity but also for the region and the world economy.

Read Full Article ››

TAGGED: India, Narendra Modi, Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP)

RECOMMENDED ARTICLES

May 19, 2014
The Twilight of the Nehru-Gandhi Dynasty
Haroon Siddiqui, Toronto Star
The Gandhis had no answer, except to invoke the principles of secularism and the legacy of Nehru, which not too many voters relate to, especially the young, 150 million of whom entered the electoral rolls for the first time. Modi... more ››
May 15, 2014
Thatcherite Talk Won't Save India
Ambrose Evans-Pritchard, Telegraph
India’s economic model has essentially failed. Talk of matching East Asia’s growth rates has been exposed as wishful thinking. Superpower dreams are giving way to the same old reality of poverty, depleted ground water and... more ››
May 19, 2014
Hope Beats Fear in India Election
Japan Times
The world’s largest democratic pageant — elections in India — has ended with a landslide victory for the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP). As a result, Narendra Modi, the Gujarat State chief minister, should be able to form a... more ››
May 16, 2014
Modi Wave Sweeps India
Pradeep Taneja, The Conversation
After nearly six weeks of voting, the verdict is out. Indians have thrown out the Congress-led government of Manmohan Singh in favour of the conservative Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), led by Narendra Modi, a controversial but... more ››
India's opposition leader Narendra Modi and his party won national elections in a landslide Friday, preliminary results showed, driving the long-dominant Congress party out of power in the most commanding victory India has seen... more ››