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India votes in Phase III of general elections, 23 April
About 66 percent of those eligible had voted by the end of the day's voting, according to the interim figures from the election commission.
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So far, the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) has aggressively pushed Modi's national security record as it seeks to offset the opposition's charges of economic mishandling, inadequate jobs creation and widespread farm distress.
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[Centre for Policy Research fellow Rahul] Verma said Modi's repeated references to the Sri Lankan attacks were a sign that the BJP would double down on the security issue for the remainder of the election campaign, which the prime minister began as a front-runner amid escalated tensions with neighbouring Pakistan.
India Today interactive Map scroll page, hover constituency area to reveal MP, party, electoral district Phase date; "swing states", "strong states"
Why is BJP continuously targeting AMU?, issue-voters, candidates, and caste
The BJP and its ideological mentor the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) drag the name of AMU every now and then generating unwanted controversies and public attention.

The most recent remark was that of Uttar Pradesh (UP) Chief Minister and BJP leader Yogi Adityanath on 11 April while addressing a public rally in favour of Satish Gautam, who is re-contesting Lok Sabha election from Aligarh. Raking up the issue of the minority status of AMU he said that the institution is not a minority one and, hence, it should provide reservation to Scheduled Castes / Scheduled Tribes and backward candidates in admissions and jobs. He asked the people to vote him so that he can raise the issue of reservation again and again till he succeeds

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India elections: Can Narendra Modi repeat his 2014 success?. 12 April
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Diversity is the key to economic and political evolution.

by Cat on Wed Apr 24th, 2019 at 07:03:37 PM EST
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