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India’s state voters turn their back on Congress party

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Voters have handed a crushing defeat to India’s governing Congress party and its leaders, Sonia and Rahul Gandhi, as the votes were counted for state elections on Sunday.
But victories in at least three states for the Bharatiya Janata party, the Hindu nationalist opposition, do not necessarily translate into a personal triumph for Narendra Modi, BJP leader and Mr Gandhi’s main rival.
“It’s clearly a kick in the backside for the Congress,” said Ramachandra Guh...

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