Cricket and General Elections in India

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When India's mighty cricket squad lost to Australia at the World Cup final in November, Prime Minister Narendra Modi took the unusual step of consoling shocked players in the dressing room of a massive stadium named after himself.

Since then, Modi has invoked India's most popular sport on the campaign trail, and some saw last year's global sporting showpiece as the start of his re-election bid in national polls set to wrap up next week.

Period29 May 2024

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  • TitleIndia's Modi taps power of cricket on campaign trail
    Degree of recognitionInternational
    Media name/outletNikkei Asia
    Media typeWeb
    Country/TerritoryKorea, Republic of
    Date29/05/24
    DescriptionWhen India's mighty cricket squad lost to Australia at the World Cup final in November, Prime Minister Narendra Modi took the unusual step of consoling shocked players in the dressing room of a massive stadium named after himself.

    Since then, Modi has invoked India's most popular sport on the campaign trail, and some saw last year's global sporting showpiece as the start of his re-election bid in national polls set to wrap up next week.
    Producer/AuthorJohn Duerden
    URLhttps://asia.nikkei.com/Politics/India-elections/India-s-Modi-taps-power-of-cricket-on-campaign-trail
    PersonsSarthak Mondal