Tuesday, July 29, 2014   

India prepares for April poll
(03-05 15:54)

India announced it would stage a five-week election from April 7 that is expected to bring Hindu nationalist Narendra Modi to power on a platform of economic revival.
Voting for the 543-member parliament is set to take place in nine phases until May 12 with counting scheduled four days later on May 16, when the ruling Congress party faces a likely defeat.
In the election 814 million adults are eligible to vote, 100 million more than last time in 2009.
Chief Election Commissioner V.S. Sampath appealed for “high standards of political discourse and fair play in the course of the campaign'' as a model code of conduct came into force.
The contest will pit Modi, son of a tea-stall owner from the western state of Gujarat, against Rahul Gandhi, the Harvard and Cambridge-educated scion of the dynasty which has dominated post-independence politics.
After two terms of coalition government led by Gandhi's leftist Congress party, the Bharatiya Janata Party under Modi is widely forecast to emerge as the largest party in the new parliament.—AFP

   
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