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India's ruling Bharatiya Janata Party claims title of world's largest
India's ruling Bharatiya Janata Party claims title of world's largest

In the battle of Asian giants, score this one for India. The ruling Bharatiya Janata Party says it has surpassed the Communist Party of China to become the world’s largest political organization, with 88 million members. A furious enrollment drive by India’s BJP, fueled by the popularity of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, has registered millions of new members since November. The party has set a target of 100 million members, which would be far higher than the Chinese party’s announced strength of 86.7 million as of mid-2014. Party president Amit Shah, a close Modi ally, has made achieving the membership record a personal crusade. The statistic may bear little...

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