Election 2019

More Headlines

The iron fist: Amit Shah becomes India's home affairs minister

He made his name as a ruthless backroom politician and master strategist who won election victories for his boss, India's Prime Minister Narendra Modi. He also has a reputation for the incendiary, recently describing illegal Bangladeshi immigrants as "like termites" taking grain and jobs from India's poor.

Modi faces 'jobs crisis' as unemployment hits 6.1%

India's unemployment rate rose to 6.1% in the 2017/18 fiscal year, the statistics ministry said on Friday, presenting a challenge for Prime Minister Narendra Modi to kick-start job creation in his second term in office.

'Khan Market Gang': Modi mocks his elite adversaries

A tatty shopping centre originally built to house refugees in the heart of New Delhi has become a handy symbol for Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his supporters to rub salt in the wounds of their opponents, who just got a drubbing in India's general election.

Pakistan not invited to Modi's swearing-in: sources

India will not invite Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan to the swearing-in of his Indian counterpart, Narendra Modi, two Indian government sources said, suggesting any early warming in ties between the nuclear-armed neighbours is unlikely.


Modi's Report Card

Modi's Report Card

Reuters selected 50 pledges from the BJP’s 2014 manifesto based on their importance and the promise of concrete action. The policies were then analysed using government filings, Reuters reporting and third-party sources, and categorised into three groups.  Graphic 

In pictures: Election 2019

Indians vote in the world's largest election

India votes

The world's biggest democratic exercise begins  Slideshow 

Reuters Live Coverage



Graphic: Drugs, gold, cash and alcohol

Cash and goods worth hundreds of millions of dollars have been seized across India since the parliamentary election schedule was announced on March 10. Reuters tracks how that number is growing.  Graphic