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Narendra Modi strengthens hold on India as rival turns into ally

July 28, 2017

Ashutosh Varshney, professor of political science, commented on the recent political alliance between Narendra Modi and Nitish Kumar, essentially dashing hopes of a mounted front against India's BJP party. Varshney said the recent events might suggest Mr. Kumar had "no confidence in the potential viability of a grand opposition alliance even if it can be created,” but the defection could galvanize other regional parties. 

Narendra Modi strengthens hold on India as rival turns into ally (comments by Ashutosh Varshney) – Financial Times