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The Bharatiya Janata Party rose to power in May this year when they won the national elections with a sweeping majority. Led by Narendra Modi's relentless election campaign, the party won 282 of the 543 seats in the Indian Parliament, thus forming a legislative majority which hasn't happened since 1984. The win is historic in many ways—India has been largely ruled by the Indian National Congress ever since it gained its independence in 1947. For most of these 67 years, the Gandhi family that forms the core leadership of Congress has ruled India right from its first Prime Minister, Jawaharlal Nehru. The overwhelming win is an indication towards how India has grown increasingly disenchanted with a government that is riddled with corruption, slow economic growth, and unemployment. Modi, who is credited with implementing quick large-scale development in his earlier role as chief minister of Gujarat, rode on the ticket of development and rapid economic growth. With several big wins in state elections, and a landmark visit to the US, 2014 has been a big year for Modi.

Indian Diplomat Devyani Khobragade was formally indicted by a US grand jury after her arrest earlier in December 2013 sparked protests from India. Then the Deputy Consul General of the Consulate General of India in New York City, she was charged by U.S. authorities after it was revealed that she had...

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