India's Ruling Party Faces Tight Contest in New Delhi Vote

February 7, 2015 6:11 AM

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Voters cast ballots in the Indian capital on Saturday in an election that is seen as a litmus test for the popularity of Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his Hindu nationalist party.

Opinion polls ahead of the vote to choose New Delhi's 70-member assembly suggest that Modi's Bharatiya Janata Party is either locked in a close contest with the upstart Common Man's Party or will come in second. The winning party selects the city's chief executive, the most senior office.

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