FILE – In this Monday, Dec. 17, 2012 file photo, India's Gujarat state Chief Minister Narendra Modi gestures as he greets supporters after casting his vote in the second phase of the s

 

              FILE – In this Monday, Dec. 17, 2012 file photo, India
FILE – In this Monday, Dec. 17, 2012 file photo, India's Gujarat state Chief Minister Narendra Modi gestures as he greets supporters after casting his vote in the second phase of the state assembly elections in Ahmadabad, India. India’s national election is not expected for a year, but the campaign has already begun. The opposition BJP, which has resisted naming a prime ministerial candidate from among its many leaders, began coalescing around Modi, the successful and deeply polarizing politician who launched a scathing attack against the ‘termites’’ of the ruling Congress party. Meanwhile, Rahul Gandhi, long assumed to Congress’s candidate, hinted he might not want the job after all, even as he laid the groundwork for the coming election by plowing through meetings with coalition allies and party lawmakers. (AP Photo/Ajit Solanki, File)