India: Modi’s alliance set for narrower-than-expected election victory

Source: CNBC

“The Bharatiya Janata Party-led National Democratic Alliance is set to come to power in India again — albeit with a much reduced majority, according to the latest data from the Election Commission of India. The BJP-led NDA was ahead on nearly 290 parliamentary seats, while the opposition Indian National Developmental Inclusive Alliance (INDIA), led by the Indian National Congress was leading on 230 seats, according to local media. The BJP-led National Democratic Alliance won 353 seats in 2019. If the numbers hold, the BJP would lose about 60 seat compared with its 2019 general election tally of 303. The lower house of India’s parliament has 543 seats, and the party or coalition that wins at least 272 forms the government.” (06/04/24)