James TapperApril 21, 2014 07:17
NEW DELHI — In the US, politicians routinely wield their spouse as a potent political weapon, to define their character and help win elections. Think Hillary Clinton, Jackie Onassis, Todd Palin, and the like. In India, the opposite is true. A spouse is viewed as a liability, an obligation that will distract from a politician’s duty to his country. This ethic is complicating frontrunner Narendra Modi's bid to be India's next prime minister.