Indian rights activist Anna Hazare gestures to supporters from the back of a police van after he was detained prior to beginning a hunger strike in New Delhi, India, on Aug. 16. The prominent activist who had announced plans to go on an indefinite hunger strike to demand tougher anti-corruption laws was detained early in the morning, police said. Manish Swarup/AP
Supporters of anti-corruption activist Anna Hazare hold a candlelight vigil in Gauhati, India, on Aug. 18. Anupam Nath/AP
Indian supporters of Anna Hazare shout slogans as they participate in a torch rally in his support in Ahmadabad, India, on Aug.18. Ajit Solanki/AP
Students pose with candles during a protest rally against corruption at a school in Mumbai, India, on Aug. 18. Danish Siddiqui/Reuters
A supporter of Anna Hazare shouts slogans as he holds his handcuffed hands in front of a portrait of Hazare during a protest against corruption in Hyderabad, India, on Aug.18. Mahesh Kumar A./AP
Student participate in a rally in support of Anna Hazare, at a school in Mumbai, India, on Aug.18. Rafiq Maqbool/AP
In this photo taken Aug. 17, Indians hold cutouts of Anna Hazare during a protest in support of Hazare's fight against corruption in Ahmadabad, India. AP
A supporter of Anna Hazare, portrait seen, carries a child on his head as he waits along with others outside Tihar prison, where Hazare is presently lodged, in New Delhi, India, on Aug. 18. Pankaj Nangia/AP
An activist puts on a headband during a rally in support of Anna Hazare, in Bhubaneshwar, India, on Aug. 17. Biswaranjan Rout/AP
An activist holds a placard during a rally in support of anti-corruption activist Anna Hazare, in Bhubaneswar, India, on Aug. 17. Biswaranjan Rout/AP
Supporters of Anna Hazare place a portrait of Mahatma Gandhi, bottom, near a marking on the road that reads 'Anna' outside the Tihar prison where Hazare was holding his hunger strike in New Delhi, India, on Aug. 17. Gurinder Osan/AP
Supporters of Anna Hazare gather in a show of support outside the Tihar prison complex in New Delhi, India, on Aug.17. Gurinder Osan/AP
Hindu nationalist leader Narendra Modi secured his fourth term as chief minister of India's Gujarat State, despite his alleged role in the 2002 Gujarat riots, in which some 1,000 Muslims were killed.
Rebecca Byerly, Correspondent /
December 20, 2012
The Hindu nationalist leader of the western state of Gujarat, known for his alleged role in the 2002 riots in which 1,000 Muslims were killed, won his fourth consecutive term as chief minister in a landslide on Thursday. The victory puts the controversial figure on track to be a strong contender for prime minister of India in 2014.