The Associated Press NEW DELHI (AP) — Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s Hindu nationalist party ended 25 years of uninterrupted communist party rule in a northeastern state and consolidated its position in two other states in key provincial elections.
Saturday’s impressive win is expected to boost the prospects of Modi’s Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) when it seeks a second term in national elections next year. The BJP has been riding a wave of rising Hindu nationalism in the country.
As his supporters beat drums and danced with joy, Modi tweeted that the people of India were reposing their faith in the positive and development-oriented agenda of his party.
“People do not have the time or respect for negative, disruptive and disconnected politics of any kind,” he said.