Modi’s party, allies win in Bihar state

PATNA, India (AP) – India’s ruling party and its allies have won a key state election seen as a barometer of Prime Minister Narendra Modi government’s handling of the coronavirus pandemic and the resulting economic downturn.

Modi’s Bharatiya Janata Party and his regional ally Janata Dal United won 125 seats of Bihar state’s 243-seat legislature, India’s election commission website showed yesterday. A coalition of more than three political parties opposed to the incumbent alliance was trailing with 110 seats.

More details on Thursday’s Borneo Bulletin