Modi’s BJP loses majority, enters Indiacoalition talks with allies

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s party is negotiating with key allies to form a government after failing to secure an outright majority for the first time in a decade.

Following the release of election results on Tuesday, which contradicted expectations of a landslide victory for Modi’s right-wing Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), political leaders are seeking to solidify their positions and alliances.

Despite the setback, which suggests a challenging third term for Modi, his BJP is expected to form a government with the support of smaller parties.

The election’s outcome, described as “Coalition Karma” by India’s Mint newspaper and headlined “India cuts Modi down” by The Telegraph in West Bengal, signals a potential shift towards a more inclusive leadership style.

Modi, however, remains optimistic, declaring the results a victory and promising significant decisions and development in his third term.

International responses have been positive, with China and Japan expressing readiness to cooperate with Modi’s administration.

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