BJP wins Jharkhand, second largest party in Jammu and Kashmir

The Modi wave seems to have worked again, underlining the surging popularity of India’s prime minister whose development mantra has struck a powerful chord with the electorate. The Bharatiya Janata Party is poised to form the government in Jharkhand, India’s resource-rich eastern state. In Jammu and Kashmir, the BJP looks set to emerge as the second largest government after the PDP, the best performance by the party in the northern state that has been the site of a fierce electoral contest.

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