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BJP and Allies Dominate India's Elections

Created on June 2, 2014

BJP and Allies Dominate India's Elections

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Read the original report, "After the Election: Opportunity for Revitalizing U.S.–India Relations."

The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and its allies won 336 of 543 parliamentary seats—62 percent—in India’s 2014 general elections. The BJP is the first Indian political party in 30 years to win a majority of seats in the parliament. The Congress Party won only 44 seats, down from the 200 it had held after the 2009 elections.

Source: GulfNews, “All India Result Status,” http://gulfnews.com/polopoly_fs/1.1334087!image/ 1038565943.jpg_gen/derivatives/landscape_422/1038565943.jpg (accessed May 21, 2014).

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Tags: India, BJP, Bharatiya-Janata-Party, Congress-Party, Manmohan-Singh, diplomacy