134-year-old Indian party losing grip on power and members after election defeats
India's leaderless Congress party appears to be sinking deeper into trouble and losing its grip on power after a key southern state slipped from its hands into those of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP).
In Karnataka state, Congress and its alliance partner, the Janata Dal (Secular), lost a confidence vote last week to the BJP. It had the support of 105 legislators, whereas the Congress alliance could muster only 99. Both sides had accused each other of bribing legislators.
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