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India Regional Polls to Test Ruling BJP's Popularity

In India, millions of voters are headed to the polls in the states of Assam and West Bengal to choose new governments — the first in a series of regional elections to be held over the next six weeks. The elections will test the popularity of the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), which suffered humiliating electoral losses last year.   Out of the two states where polling began Monday, the most crucial for the BJP is the northeastern state of Assam, where it hopes to wrest power from...

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