Modi faces Delhi election defeat in first vote setback: exit polls

February 7, 2015 3:02 PM

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Modi faces Delhi election defeat in first vote setback: exit polls

NEW DELHI (Reuters) - Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi faces his first state election defeat since sweeping to power last year, according to exit polls on Saturday which showed a resurgent anti-corruption party on track to win a majority in New Delhi's assembly.

A defeat for Modi's Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) in the Indian capital would harm his chances of consolidating power in parliament, where his reform agenda is being thwarted.

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