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Indian political scion Rahul Gandhi resigns as party leader

Jul. 3, 2019 8:57 PM EDT

NEW DELHI (AP) — Rahul Gandhi resigned Wednesday as president of India's opposition Congress party, long led by his politically powerful family, to take responsibility for its crushing defeat in recent elections. Gandhi announced his resignation on Twitter, saying he was stepping down because...

Rahul Gandhi resigns as president of India's opposition Congress party to take responsibility for its election defeat

Jul. 3, 2019 7:25 AM EDT
NEW DELHI (AP) — Rahul Gandhi resigns as president of India's opposition Congress party to take responsibility for its election defeat.

Modi sworn in for second term as Indian prime minister

May. 30, 2019 11:30 AM EDT

NEW DELHI (AP) — Narendra Modi was sworn in for a second term as India's prime minister on Thursday after an overwhelming election victory for his Hindu nationalist party in a country of 1.3 billion people seeking swift economic change. President Ram Nath Kovind administered the oath to Modi and his...

India's president appoints Modi as premier for 2nd term

May. 25, 2019 11:08 PM EDT

NEW DELHI (AP) — India's president on Saturday appointed Narendra Modi as the prime minister, soon after newly elected lawmakers led by Modi's Hindu nationalist Bharatiya Janata Party chose him as their leader following a thunderous victory in national elections. President Ram Nath Kovind said in a tweet...

India's ruling party takes 303 of 542 seats in election win

May. 24, 2019 9:20 PM EDT

NEW DELHI (AP) — Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi met with leaders of his Hindu nationalist Bharatiya Janata Party on Friday following his thunderous victory in national elections. Modi met with his outgoing Cabinet ministers and later presented his resignation along with theirs to President Ram Nath...

Analysis: Economy, Hindu-first impact are Modi's challenges

May. 24, 2019 4:54 AM EDT

NEW DELHI (AP) — India's Prime Minister Narendra Modi described his first term as "filling in potholes" — shorthand for addressing the country's basic needs. In a campaign speech in April, he pledged his Hindu nationalist Bharatiya Janata Party in the next five years would "try to address people's...

India's Modi paints image of Hindu ascetic called to power

May. 24, 2019 3:37 AM EDT

NEW DELHI (AP) — The man in the saffron robe sat cross-legged with his eyes closed, back to the wall of a cave framed by the Himalayas. This was India's Prime Minister Narendra Modi's latest production, traveling to a remote mountain temple with a preferred TV news crew to show the world India's leader...

The Latest: Modi's party surges to victory in Indian vote

May. 23, 2019 11:05 PM EDT

NEW DELHI (AP) — The Latest on India's general elections results (all times local): 5:10 a.m. With nearly all constituencies reporting, Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his Hindu nationalist party have won a majority in India's general election. The Election Commission of India reports that the Bharatiya...

Modi surges to victory in India on Hindu-first platform

May. 23, 2019 10:59 PM EDT

NEW DELHI (AP) — Charismatic but polarizing Prime Minister Narendra Modi surged to a landslide victory in Indian elections, propelling his Hindu nationalist party to back-to-back majorities in parliament for the first time in decades. With most of the estimated 600 million votes counted by early Friday,...

India's Modi paints image of Hindu ascetic called to power

May. 23, 2019 8:49 PM EDT

NEW DELHI (AP) — The man in the saffron robe sat cross-legged with his eyes closed, back to the wall of a cave framed by the Himalayas. This was India's Prime Minister Narendra Modi's latest production, traveling to a remote mountain temple with a preferred TV news crew to show the world India's leader...