India's Election - A New Skipper Enters the Pitch

On Friday, May 16, 2014, Hindu nationalist Narendra Modi won the India election for Prime Minister in a landslide victory for the Bharatiya Janata party (BJP). Modi has been swept into a vast, grand and complex political stadium that is India—the world’s largest democracy. Over 800 million voters— 150 million of whom voted for the first time—exercised their rights and gave voice to their hopes and frustrations. The dynastic team Ghandi, having even lost the automatic right to name the leader of the opposition, has been bowled out— possibly forever—and Mr. Modi has been given a fresh batting wicket. What to expect?

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