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Can Jaish-e-Mohammed chief Masood Azhar still turn this election?

If China withdraws its veto to let UN designate Jaish chief Masood Azhar as global terrorist, it could give the BJP campaign a boost in the remaining phases of voting

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Masood Azhar

Bharat Bhushan
The Indian voters have already decided the fate of candidates in 302 Lok Sabha seats. Although the composition of more than half (56%) the Lok Sabha has been sealed, this general election can still turn. Expected as well unexpected developments can impact the voting decisions in the remaining 240 seats in the coming days.

These remaining parliamentary seats are crucial for the overall electoral results. They are especially important for the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), which had won 161 of these seats in 2014 – that is, two-thirds of its total tally of 282. It is essential for the BJP
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First Published: Apr 29 2019 | 8:51 AM IST

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