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New hope for India’s moribund energy sector after election

India’s next prime minister, Narendra Modi, has the chance to revitalise the energy sector and shape how the country engages with international investors

The party he leads, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), made history with its landslide victory over the ruling Indian National Congress party, which has controlled Indian politics for most of the 60 years since India gained its independence. Voters delivered a crushing verdict on the corruption scandals and flagging economic growth that have plagued the country in recent years. By winning more than the 272 seats, the BJP received the strongest mandate of any party in 30 years and can form a government without brokering a coalition deal. Modi, the Hindu nationalist and former tea seller, ran on expansive promises to revive India’s moribund economy, end corruption, create millions of jobs and

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