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QWrap: BJP’s Landslide Victory Explained; World Cup Fever Sets in

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1. Breaking Views: What’s The Secret Behind Modi’s Landslide Victory?

Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s victory in 2019 election is historic. It can be called a wave, a storm or a tsunami, but a single majority party coming back to power with increased vote share and number of seats is best described as historic – since no party in India has done this in the past.

No anti-incumbency factor worked in front of PM Modi, even though not all promises made during 2014 elections were fulfilled by his government. Even though voters in several parts the country had expressed their disappointment, he won the election again.

In order to understand how Modi managed this, we should understand the nature of Modi's work.

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2. Rahul’s Defeat, Pragya’s Victory: 10 Shocks of Election Results

Bura na mano, Modi hai! Yes, the Modi government is back and the NDA has not just won, it was a historic clean sweep by the BJP since the Independence of India with the NDA bagging over 300 seats. But that's not all – Rahul's loss in Amethi and Pragya Thakur's victory in Bhopal... there are many such huge shocks in the results of the 2019 Lok sabha elections. Brace yourselves!

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3. BJP’s Surge in Bengal: Where Mamata Lost Ground And How

Political observers in West Bengal were in for a shock as the results for the 2019 Lok Sabha elections of the state’s 42 seats emerged. As of late 9 pm on 23 May, the seat tally for the Trinamool Congress stood at 22 (down from 34 in 2014), that of the BJP stood at 18 (up from two in 2014) and the Congress won two seats (as opposed to the four it won in 2014).

While an indication of this result came via the India Today-Axis exit poll, observers did not give the saffron party anything more than 10 seats in the state. So where did the Trinamool lose ground and how did the BJP capitalise on these losses? Here’s a look.

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4. Review: PM Narendra Modi Review: A ‘Jumla’ With a Weak Screenplay

Is there anything like too much of Modi? Not really! Not now at least. The mood is buoyant. Mr Modi has won a humongous mandate and emerged victorious in the 2019 Lok Sabha elections. Who would have thought that Omung Kumar’s film would actually get the perfect release date. Just as Modi readies himself for a second term, his biopic is sure to bring out his cheering squad to the theatres.

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5. India’s No 4 Slot in Focus in First Warm-up Game vs NZ on Saturday

Armed with pedigree, personnel and form, favourites India will look to hit the ground running when they face New Zealand in their opening warm-up game of the World Cup on Saturday.

However, with India yet to clear the haze of confusion over the number four position, it will be much more than a ritual of allowing one top-order batsman after another -- behemoths in their own right -- a hit in the middle.

The outing at the Kennigton Oval will go beyond experimenting with their highly skilled bowling attack, and quite a bit of focus will be on K L Rahul and Vijay Shankar – contenders for the number four slot.

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