India's ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) chief Amit Shah and Information and Broadcasting Minister Smriti Irani have been elected to the upper house of parliament (Rajya Sabha) from Prime Minister Narendra Modi's homestate of Gujarat.
Indian police have arrested a leader of ruling Bharatiya Janata Party's youth wing in connection with Friday's mob attack on main opposition Congress party's second-in-command Rahul Gandhi in the western state of Gujarat.
Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi scored a major political victory on Thursday when the chief minister of a populous northern state joined forces with his ruling party, further weakening the field of credible opposition candidates.
India's ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) has named Cabinet minister M. Venkaiah Naidu as its candidate for vice president, senior officials have said, choosing a southerner to boost its political standing in a region where it lacks a base.
A member of India’s poorest and most oppressed caste is expected to be elected president.
Indian police arrested around 150 people protesting against a breakdown in law and order in the eastern city of Kolkata on Thursday, after street battles broke out during a march to police headquarters and police cars were set ablaze.
In a major test of his popularity, Prime Minister Narendra Modi launched the first of a series of rallies yesterday as part of the election campaign in India's most populous state hoping to boost the ruling party's strength in the upper house of Parliament.
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