>> Celebrations at Narendra Modi's state party headquarters over the weekend. His ruling BJP Party storming to a landslide victory in India's most important battleground state, Uttar Pradesh. A win that strengthen's the Prime Minister's claim to a second term in office. In nearly, four in every ten voters came out in support of Modi.
A major boost after a slow start to his campaign in the state, that wasn't helped by his decision to take nearly 90% of India's cash out of circulation. Modi framed the move as part of a fight for the poor against the rich. That story seems to have helped his image among the millions of rural agricultural workers in Uttar Pradesh.
It also decimated his opponents in four other State elections over the weekend. Showing up his position ahead of a general election in 2019. The results put Modi on a strong position though the pressure is on now for his party to deliver on a push to transform the economy.
Half of India's 1.3 billion people are 25 or under. And Modi's promise to create jobs for a rising generation desperate to give up farming life and step in to the new India he's pledge to create.>>