India : Politics
“Arvind Kejriwal, of the Aam Aadmi (“Common Man”) Party (AAP), turned an anti-corruption movement into an electoral machine, winning voters from across religious, caste and class lines. #SayNoToCorruption
AAP won 67 of 70 seats.
Congress was obliterated.
Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) suffered its worst ever result in Delhi.
BJP got 32% of the vote, about the same as last time; AAP got 54%.
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A fringe around the BJP seeks mass conversions to Hinduism, while stirring fears of “love jihad”, a supposed Muslim campaign to seduce Hindu women. Recent attacks on churches in Delhi have also spread anxiety.” #MinorityRights