NEW DELHI: In Modi’s first electoral test since violent anti-government demonstrations erupted nearly two months ago, India’s ruling party was expected to lose an important state election, the vote count revealed on Tuesday.
The demonstrations, in which at least 25 people were killed, raged in December last year across the country after the BJP approved a new citizenship act, hile critics aid that the new act breaches India’s secular constitution and discriminates against the Muslim minority in India.
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The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) controlled by Prime Minister Narendra Modi secured a larger majority in last year’s general election, but it has since lost a series of state elections across India.
Data from India’s Election Commission shows the progressive Aam Aadmi Party, headed by the city’s chief minister, Arvind Kejriwal, winning 57 out of 70 seats in counting for State polls conducted in India’s capital New Delhi.
Aam Admi Party (AAP) members dancing outside party headquarters in New Delhi wearing white boat-shaped caps as the result became apparent on television channels which show a clear majority for AAP in Delhi state election.