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Modi's Victory: An Assessment

Chatham House, London

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Richard Heald, CEO, UK India Business Council (UKIBC)
Manoj Ladwa, Communications Director, Narendra Modi for Prime Minister Campaign
Dr Gareth Price, Senior Research Fellow, Asia Programme, Chatham House

Chair: Adam Roberts, South Asia Bureau Chief, Delhi, The Economist


The unprecedented victory of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), led by Narendra Modi, in India’s general election was a milestone in the recent history of India, leaving a single party with a majority in parliament for the first time in 25 years and the ruling coalition with a clear mandate. Manoj Ladwa, who worked on Modi’s election campaign, will provide his insights into the campaign and assess why it worked so well. 

The panel will consider the policy implications of the election results and, among other issues, provide insights into how this might shape India’s business outlook and foreign policy over the next five years.