Backstory: India’s giant Modi wave – why we didn’t see it coming

Prime Minister Narendra Modi waves towards his supporters during a roadshow in Varanasi, April 25, 2019. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi/Files

NEW DELHI/MUMBAI (Reuters) – We didn’t see it coming. The tsunami of support that propelled Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his Hindu nationalist Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) into a second five-year term was a surprise to many of us reporting on the mammoth Indian general election. Getting an accurate reading on how 900 million people […]

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