Narendra Modi, the next prime minister of India, in Ahmedabad yesterday. He will change Indian politics and economics. Photograph: Amit Dave

Surjit Bhalla, an Indian economist, has written to me that India’s is “the most momentous election in world history”. I disagree: the elections of Abr(...)

Bhartiya Janta Party (BJP) president Rajnath Singh (R) welcomes BJP prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi (L), at the BJP headquarters  in New Delhi today. Mr Modi led India’s Hindu nationalist BJP to unprecedented victory  in the general elections. Photograph:  Harish Tyagi/EPA.

Incoming Indian leader Narendra Modi told thousands of supporters in one of Hinduism’s holiest cities that he represented a break from past governmen(...)

Hindu nationalist leader Narendra Modi greets his supporters after addressing a public meeting in Vadodara, Gujarat yesterday. Photograph:  Amit Dave/Reuters

A triumphant Narendra Modi is primed to become India’s 15th prime minister after his Hindu nationalist Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) secured a comfo(...)

Bharatiya Janata Party’s prime ministerial candidate and Gujarat chief minister Narendra Modi is greeted by huge garland. Photograph : Divykant Solanki/EPA

India’s opposition leader, Narendra Modi, swept into power as prime minister-elect today, as voters delivered a crushing verdict on the corruption sca(...)

Opposition candidate Narendra Modi will be the next prime minister of India. Photograph: Amit Dave/Reuters

Opposition candidate Narendra Modi will be the next prime minister of India, with counting trends showing the pro-business Hindu nationalist and his p(...)

Indian Trinamool Party workers protest against the Communist Party near a polling station during the ninth and final phase of the parliamentary elections in Calcutta today. Photograph: EPA/Piyal Adhikary

India’s Hindu nationalist Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), led by the controversial Narendra Modi (63), is poised to form the country’s next government, (...)

Hindu nationalist Narendra Modi, the prime ministerial candidate for India’s main opposition Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), takes a “selfie” after casting his vote at a polling station in the western Indian city of Ahmedabad. Photograph: Reuters

India’s Hindu nationalist Narendra Modi looked triumphant after voting yesterday in the world’s largest election, but the man tipped to be the next pr(...)

BJP leader Narendra Modi delivers a speech during an election rally yesterday in Palampur in northern India. Photograph: EPA/Sanjay Baid

As India’s marathon election heads into its final stretch, with voting in 89 seats being held today, the political jousting is becoming shrille(...)

Prime ministerial candidate for the BJP Narendra Modi addressing a public rally this week for the  Lok Sabha election in Bangalore, India. Photograph: Jagadeesh NV/EPA

Narendra Modi, the son of a tea seller who is widely tipped to become India’s next prime minister, filed his nomination papers yesterday to con(...)

Voters wait  at a polling station during the first phase of the Indian general election in Lakhimpur district, Assam state, on Monday. Photograph: EPA

India began voting yesterday in the world’s largest democratic exercise in which the ruli(...)