Daily Archive: April 15, 2017

Why PM Narendra Modi would love to see a united Opposition in 2019 | Opinion

The Bharatiya Janata Party’s national executive meeting this weekend in Bhubaneswar underscores its intent, and optimism, to conquer the east and the south, where regional parties dominate the political landscape. The two-day mega show in the capital of Odisha, a state that Prime Minister Narendra Modi is trying to project as a "laboratory" for his "development agenda", will likely push regional parties to close ranks. It came weeks after the Hindu nationalist party, with a landslide victory in Uttar Pradesh, demonstrated it can take on regional parties in their bastions.