Rahul Gandhi has resigned as president of the Congress Party of India. Two questions arise: “Is this for real?” and “Why has it taken so long?”
Tens of millions of people start voting over the next five weeks in the first phase of India’s giant general election.
Even with the increased patriotic fervour, the BJP will find it difficult to repeat its sweeping success of 2014.
Robin Jeffrey launches our Indian Election Series with a look at how India manages its 900 million enrolled voters.