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Indian Australians favour change of government

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The News Bureau

An online poll conducted by a media group shows Indian Australians seek a change in government back home as they were fed up with corruption and poor leadership.

More than two-thirds of the respondents predicted a resounding defeat for the incumbent Congress party and the opposition Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) likely to be swept to power in the 2014 Indian elections.

A survey conducted by Indian Link media group has revea

ed overwhelming support for the BJP in Australia's Indian community, as opposed to the Congress party that has been in power for 10 years.

A whopping 73 percent of the respondents in Indian Link's poll said they backed the BJP. The fledgling Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) snared a surprising 16 percent of the Australian-Indian vote, while the Congress Party managed only a poor six percent.

A sizable number of respondents of the Indian Link survey (55 percent), were long-term residents of Australia. They do genuinely want to be able to have a say in the elections; an overwhelming 82 percent of the respondents claimed they would like a chance to be able to vote.

Corruption and poor leadership, it was revealed in comments, are leading India astray, and the desire for change is clear from the strong endorsement of the Narendra Modi-led BJP.

Indian Link is Australia's leading community media organisation with a fortnightly newspaper in Sydney and monthly i

in Melbourne, Brisbane,  Adelaide and Perth and a 24/7 radio station.

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