India: Modi’s BJP nationalists lose elections in Karnataka
20 May 2023 | 4:05 pm
Prime Minister Narendra Modi's party BJP has suffered a major setback by losing a key election in Karnataka, despite the prime minister having thrust himself to the forefront of the campaign.
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