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The Importance of India’s 2022 State Elections

MIN READOct 13, 2021 | 17:48 GMT

India’s national flag waves above a rally in New Delhi.

India’s national flag waves above a rally in New Delhi.

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Upcoming state elections in India will be key in gauging whether opposition parties can form a united front to challenge Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on a national scale. Seven Indian states are scheduled to hold assembly elections in 2022. The northern state of Uttar Pradesh, where 80 lower house seats will be up for grabs, will be especially instrumental for any party looking to increase their presence in the lower house of India’s national parliament in the 2024 Lok Sabha elections. ...

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