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Modi’s BJP Shores Up Its National Dominance With State Elections Sweep

World Politics Review

By Neelanjan Sircar
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The BJP sweep of state elections is likely to have important legislative consequences. The party will now hold more than 100 seats in the Rajya Sabha, India’s upper house of parliament, the first time this has happened since 1990. This means that, while still short of a majority in the 245-member assembly, the BJP is inching closer to removing the last check on its national executive and legislative power.