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India’s Ruling Bharatiya Janata Party Makes Bold Bid for Power

India’s only Muslim majority state, Jammu and Kashmir, is going to the polls to choose a new state government. The ruling Hindu nationalist Bharatiya Janata party is making a bold bid for power in a region where it never had a significant presence and where anti-India sentiment runs high.   Despite boycott calls by Muslim separatists and chilly weather, voters stood in long lines in Jammu and Kashmir state to cast ballots for 15 seats. Tuesday’s voting was the first phase in the five...

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