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Cracks opening up in India's BJP in heat of polling season

For a party known for its discipline, this is unusual. And the chorus has influential voices.

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi shows his ink-marked finger after casting his vote outside a polling station in the third phase of the general election in Ahmedabad, India, on Tuesday.

IN the run-up to the general election, multiple influential voices have emerged from within India's ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), a development that has cautioned Indians about its policies and performance. For a disciplined party such as the BJP, open dissent is not common.

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