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.

1 Answer 1


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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