A newspaper headline:

Bengal drives Modi comeback: Polls

[[[Bengal: one of India's states.

Modi: India's present PM.

And voting just concluded yesterday.]]]

All meanings in Cambridge and other online dictionaries didn't help me to understand.

What's the meaning of drive in this context?

Please explain.

Thank you.


The title means that Modi is making a comeback in the polls and it's because of Bengal.

The relevant definition in Oxford Dictionaries is:

Cause (something abstract) to happen or develop.
‘the consumer has been driving the economy for a number of years’

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