India

Exit polls show India's Modi-led coalition likely to win majority

PM Narendra Modi's ruling alliance led by right-wing BJP is likely to win a majority in parliament, most exit polls say.

Exit polls show India's Modi-led coalition likely to win majority

India elections 2019

India's Congress party promises jobs before elections

Congress leader Rahul Gandhi pledges to boost rural employment and reform goods and services tax before elections.

Congress manifesto: Opposition party promises jobs to beat Modi

India

Modi kicks off election campaign with promise of 'new India'

India's Narendra Modi's chances of re-election have been boosted by recent tensions with Pakistan, pollsters say.

Modi kicks off election campaign with promise of 'new India'

India elections 2019

India's Rahul Gandhi promises minimum income for poor

A family earning less than $174 a month would receive $87 every month, the opposition Congress chief Rahul Gandhi says.

Congress chief's election pledge: Minimum income for poor

AJ IMPACT

'Influenced by politics': Economists slam India for tweaking data

In open letter, 108 economists say Indian statistics were 'being influenced and controlled by political considerations'.

'Influenced by politics': Economists slam India for tweaking data

India elections 2019

India announces general election from April 11, results on May 23

PM Narendra Modi is running for a second straight term in the national election to be held in seven phases.

Reporter's Notebook

Why Priyanka Gandhi's politics entry is game-changer

Priyanka Gandhi, sister of Congress party leader Rahul Gandhi and one of the youngest scions of India's most fabled political family, officially enters politics ahead of national elections.

What Priyanka Gandhi's entry into politics means for India's elections

India

India's ruling Hindu nationalists suffer blow in state elections

Opposition Congress party's impressive gains in regional polls put it back in the race for the 2019 general elections.

India's ruling Hindu nationalists suffer blow in state elections

Rahul Gandhi

Gandhi family scion takes reins of India's Congress

Rahul Gandhi's elevation comes as the 132-year-old party struggles to challenge the political dominance of Modi's BJP.

Rahul Gandhi: Rise of the Gandhi family scion

Reporter's Notebook

Rahul Gandhi set to take over as Congress party president

Forty-seven year-old Gandhi family scion has emerged as the main challenger to PM Narendra Modi for 2019 polls.

Rahul Gandhi set to take over as Congress party president

Opinion

The need for reform in Indian National Congress party

The party needs to build up a few good men who could be called upon to lead it at the centre.

Sitaraman Shankar

by Sitaraman Shankar

Sitaraman Shankar