- Created: Thursday, 06 June 2019 11:31
- Written by Abdul Vajid
Narendra Modi, the charismatic far-right leader of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), has won another term as India’spresident. Confounding predictions tha this vote share would drop after a term of broken promises, Modi secured a landslide victory winning 303 seats – the largest margin of victory in decades. With his coalition partners in the National Democratic Alliance (NDA) the government will control 353 outof 542 seats. The main opposition party, the Indian National Congress (INC), managed only 52 seats, showing the dwindling relevance of its once-dominant brand of secular social democracy. The election has been seen as a decisive moment in India’s history, with voters once again choosing the BJP, pushing the country deeper into reaction.