On the ragged edges of a fast-changing city, Sanjeev Pal is a man on the move. The taxi driver has little time these days to stop and talk politics. He has rent to pay, loan instalments on his new car to meet and a family to look after back in his village 500 miles away. Time is tight. Not tight enough to stop him voting though. “This was a duty, not a right only. We had to pick the best man to represent us,” the father-of-two said. That man, according to Pal, is Narendra Modi, the 63 year-old provincial politician who, with 31% of votes cast in a record turnout, won a landslide victory this month. Analysts say the election is the most significant in India for decades, possibly since the country won its independence from Britain in 1947. On Monday, Modi will be inaugurated as his nation’s 15th prime minister. From relative political obscurity, the former tea-seller has risen to the highest executive office in this developing, troubled nation of 1.25 billion people. His Hindu nationalist Bharatiya Janata party now commands a crushing majority in the lower house of parliament. The Congress party, in power for all but 18… Read full this story
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