Venue: Asia Society Hong Kong center, 9 Justice Drive, Admiralty
Asia Society members : HK$ 300
Non-members : HK$ 400
Registration at : 12:15
Event starts at : 12:30
India’s national elections are underway with an electorate of over 900 million eligible voters who will be deciding on their next government. These elections, mammoth in scale, are being held in seven phases, across 29 states and 7 Union Territories from April 11, 2019 through May 19, 2019. Results will be declared on May 23, 2019. Young Indians and rural India will play a crucial role in determining its next leadership, who will need to meet the expectations of job creation, economic growth and the direction of its democratic institutions. Prime Minister Narendra Modi of the Bharatiya Janata party (BJP) who had won with a historic landslide in 2014 with promises of governance, employment and economic reforms is seeking a second term against the main opposition Congress party led by Rahul Gandhi.