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India’s Ruling Nationalist Party Makes Gains in Regional Elections

India’s ruling Bharatiya Janata Party has wrested control of two key states, trouncing the Congress Party and consolidating its position as the country’s dominant party, and likely strengthening Prime Minister Narendra Modi, who won a landslide victory in national elections five months ago. The Bharatiya Janata Party’s huge margin over its rivals put it on course to form governments in the northern Haryana and western Maharashtra states. In Haryana, it was positioned to secure an...

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