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Modi faces defeat at the hands of Congress

Modi faces defeat at the hands of Congress

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The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) has suffered a massive blow in three state elections just months before the Indian national elections. 

Here are 5 things you need to know:

1. The Election Commission announced the results on Wednesday, declaring Congress the clear winners in the Chhattisgarh State.

2. While they fell one seat short of a majority in both Rajasthan and Madhya Pradesh, the Congress party is set to rule all three states with a regional party offering support.

3. Although the BJP managed to win seats in states that were considered Congress strongholds, they fell short of a majority.

4. The BJP’s fate seems precarious and might force Mr Modi to place himself at the forefront of the campaign as he did in 2014. However, with one slight change: “The difference now is that he is no longer a challenger to the regime. He is the regime,” says the Indian Express.

5. India’s nation elections will take place in April 2019

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