India Election: ‘Idealistic Banker’ Represents Anti-corruption Aam Aadmi Party

Meera Sanyal, former CEO of the Royal Bank of Scotland, is contesting for parliament as part of the Aam Aadmi Party, a rising but unproven contender.

Meera Sanyal

MUMBAI — Meera Sanyal came looking for a fight. A parliamentary candidate for the Mumbai South constituency and former bank CEO, Sanyal said she hoped to square off in a debate with her opponent, incumbent Milind Deora from the ruling Indian National Congress. So she dropped her campaign plans and rushed to Mumbai's iconic Express Towers where

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Marginalized Indian Muslims Ambivalent At Election Time

Largely left behind by India’s development wave, Mumbai’s Muslims say they’re not sure any political party can help them though they represent nearly 14 percent of the electorate.

A Kashmiri woman watches Martyrs' Day ceremony from the window of her house in Srinagar, Indian controlled Kashmir, July 13, 2017. July 13 is observed as Martyrs' Day in memory of the day when the region s Hindu king ordered more than 20 Kashmiri Muslims executed in a bid to put down an uprising in 1931. (AP/Mukhtar Khan)

MUMBAI — The humid Tuesday evening wanes as Akeel Shaikh, 19, spews a blend of Hindi and Urdu commands into his cell phone, rounding up members of his Muslim political group from the narrow booth of a Mumbai bakery and milk bar. One after the other, 20 young Muslim men begin to appear on the darkening sidewalk. The teenagers and

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India Starts Voting In World’s Largest Election

With 814 million eligible voters, India will vote in stages over the next five weeks in a staggered approach made necessary by the country’s vast size. Voters will choose representatives for the 543-seat lower house of parliament.

India Election

GAUHATI, India — Voters in India's remote northeast cast ballots on the first day of the world's biggest election Monday, with the opposition heading into the polls with strong momentum on promises of a surge in economic growth. With 814 million eligible voters, India will vote in stages over the next five weeks in a staggered approach made

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Why India’s Leading Political Party Believes Hinduism ‘Must Prevail’

Predictions that the Bharatiya Janata Party will win India’s elections in May are “flashing warning lights for India’s Muslim minority.”

Arvind Kejriwal, center, leader of the Aam Aadmi Party, or the Common Man's Party, looks at an auto rickshaw displaying a poster in support of his party, ahead of the Delhi state assembly elections in New Delhi, India. Election season in India always comes with heaps of promises, as political parties try to woo voters with everything from subsidized fuel and electricity to free laptops, spice grinders, even goats and cows. But there are growing concerns that freebies will hurt the country's sputtering economy. (AP Photo/Tsering Topgyal, FIle)

LONDON — If polls are correct — and no one in the press is contradicting them — the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), a Hindu nationalist party, will win the elections to the Lok Sabha, India's parliament, in May. BJP firebrand Narendra Modi is expected to become India’s next prime minister. This is flashing warning lights for India’s Muslim

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