The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) of India has won big in India’s 2014 general election, and, for the first time in its history, the party has a majority in the Lower House of Parliament.
The 2014 general election for India's House of the People (Lok Sabha in Hindi) is winding down. The airplanes, buses, cars, helicopters, and trains carrying the candidates and canvassers will soon reach the regions where the remaining voters are awaiting the chance to cast their ballots. It is, however, unlikely that these voters are going to hear, see, or read anything new.
Parents in India hope or somewhat expect that their children will follow in their footsteps. So, actors’ children become actors; doctors’ kids become doctors; industrialists’ progenies become business owners. Believing in this tradition, one public leader’s four generations followed his footprints fittingly.
The candidates have filed their nomination papers. All the rest, commonly in demand during election season, is already in place: astrologers, camera crews, election officers, the police, pollsters, pundits, reporters, supporters, and voters. The 2014 election for India’s House of the People, also called the Lower House of Parliament (or Lok Sabha in Hindi) is about to start.