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Indian Christians view Delhi elections as a victory over fascism
Across the country, members of the minority rejoice over the anti-corruption Aam Aadmi Party's victory in the capital. For the Global Council of Indian Christians (GCIC), the result "is the triumph of our democratic system" against growing religious intolerance. "My hope," a priest in Odisha said, "is that Kejriwal's development policies will not just be centred on economics, but will include fairness, equality and human dignity".
New Delhi: thousands of calls flood anti-corruption hotline
In just seven hours, almost 4,000 people called the hotline launched by the local government yesterday morning. For Arvind Kejriwal, chief minister of the Indian capital and leader of the anti-corruption AAP Party, the response exceeds expectations. Critics however fear a witch-hunt against public officials and bureaucrats accused of bribery.
Indian elections: IT bosses running for seats in Bangalore
Nandan Nilekani (Congress) and V Balakrishnan (Aam Aadmi Party) are former executives for Infosys, one of India's largest information technology (IT) companies. Both want to be a new and transparent alternative in the country's political landscape, far from the corruption that has tired so many voters.
Uttar Pradesh elections: Mayawati, a Dalit woman, beats Mulayam
In India’s most populated state (175 million people), the state-based Bahujan Samaj Party gets more than 50 per cent of the vote. Hindu nationalist Bharatiya Janata Party loses big. Discussions will start to form a coalition government as people comment the results.
Delhi poll pits Hindu nationalists against anti-corruption party
Tomorrow more than 13 million registered voters will vote for a new Legislative Assembly in Delhi. A former police officer, Kiran Bedi, is the Bharatiya Janata Party's candidate for the post of chief minister. Arvind Kejriwal, leader of the Aam Aadmi Party, is running against her. After last election, the latter ran the capital territory for 49 days. The Congress party, which governed Delhi for 15 years, has no chance of winning.
Uncertainty over the out come of Indian elections
Tomorrow sees the last of the five rounds of voting. The results are due out on May 16th. Some predict gains for the the HinduBharatya Janata Party and losses for Congress, of outgoing premier Menmohan Singh. Alliances will be decisive in forming the next government.
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