India Vote to Test Gandhi Dynasty

Results on Tuesday from assembly elections in five Indian states could help determine whether India’s ruling Congress party has enough strength to push through economic reforms that could jump-start the flagging economy or whether it will be paralyzed until national elections in 2014. he state elections have been held in phases over the course of several weeks. The stakes are highest in Uttar Pradesh, India’s most populous state, where Congress hasn’t held power for more than two decades but is counting on a good showing after robust campaigning by Rahul Gandhi, heir to a political dynasty that stretches back to independent India’s first prime minister, Jawaharlal Nehru.

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