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Opposition unity subverted ahead of 2019 Indian election

On July 26, opposition stalwart Nitish Kumar resigned his position as chief minister of the key northern Indian state of Bihar, thereby damaging the prospects of the emerging  “grand alliance” (maha-gatbandhan) of parties aimed at defeating the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) in the crucial national election due in 2019. Kumar’s loyalty to his alliance partners […]