Women wait to cast their vote outside a polling booth during the state assembly election, in Shaheen Bagh, New Delhi, on February 8. Photo: Reuters
Arnab Neil Sengupta
Opinion

Opinion

Arnab Neil Sengupta

Modi shows how India’s ‘boisterous democracy’ can be used to benefit the few

  • The BJP’s defeat in recent state elections may signal a belated awakening of the majority Hindu voters to the party’s cynical and backward vision of the nation
  • The larger problem, however, is how vulnerable voting-age Hindus are to ideological manipulation
Women wait to cast their vote outside a polling booth during the state assembly election, in Shaheen Bagh, New Delhi, on February 8. Photo: Reuters
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