Indian general election: Setback for ‘cult of Modi’?

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Results from the world’s largest election show that Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s Hindu nationalist Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) party will have a reduced majority in parliament, with the opposition alliance known by the acronym INDIA doing better than expected.

During India’s weeks-long election, voters and poll workers endured deadly heat waves, and vocal critic Arvind Kejriwal was sent to prison on corruption charges.

This came as Modi’s opponents accused the prime minister of using hate speech after he described Muslims in India as “infiltrators”.

Meanwhile, journalists who are critical of Modi have been expelled, investigated and raided by his government.

The “massive reduction” in power, despite holding “one of the most undemocratic elections” demonstrates “the anti-Muslim rhetoric has not quite worked for Modi,” says Indian journalist Rana Ayyub in New Dehli.

“This election result, it might still give Modi a third term, but it has punctured the hubris around Modi.

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Benedict Lopez
6 Jun 2024 2.05pm

Once again an article tarnishing India.

Will Aliran upload anything positive about the Indian election for a change? Any complaints on vote rigging or election malpractices? Definitely not as the Indian Elections Commission like the judiciary is fiercely independent.

For a change can you upload something positive about India? The recently concluded GE once again demonstrated that India is still a vibrant democracy.

Nothing negative is uploaded about that totalitarian regime.

Marymag
6 Jun 2024 5.51pm
Reply to  Benedict Lopez

How does this “tarnish India”? Does India=Modi?
I think this article is a positive article because it shows how well democracy still works in India, despite the excesses & abuses by the Modi government.