India's main opposition party of prime ministerial hopeful Narendra Modi and its allies are set to emerge as the biggest group in an election beginning on Monday, heralding the end of a 10-year reign of the ruling party, two opinion polls sh
Opposition leader Narendra Modi has widened his lead as candidate to become India's prime minister and his Bharatiya Janata Party is likely to emerge as the single largest party in coming elections, according to a new opinion poll.
The Congress party was headed for a bruising defeat in key state elections, including in the capital, early results showed on Sunday, underlining the struggle it will face to cling to power in a national election due by May.
Narendra Modi won a fourth successive term as the chief minister of India's Gujarat state on Thursday, a victory that could launch the prime ministerial ambitions of one of the country's most popular but controversial leaders.
The chief minister of a southern Indian state ruled by the country's main opposition party resigned on Sunday after an independent probe implicated the politician and several others in a $3.6 billion illegal iron ore mining scandal.
India's Hindu nationalists were headed for a strong majority in a key state election on Sunday, a verdict that was expected to influence national politics ahead of parliamentary polls.
Television channels said that the Bharatiya Janata Par