Shrikanth Porwal is a sweet seller, occasional poet and BJP supporter from the historic city of Allahabad in Uttar Pradesh. Photo: Ankit Prakash
Karim Raslan
Opinion

Opinion

Ceritalah by Karim Raslan

In India, Kumbh Mela is a sweet treat for Allahabadis – and Modi’s BJP

  • The state of Uttar Pradesh is a political battleground ahead of the upcoming polls, with the BJP investing in infrastructure and religious pomp
  • But is this enough to see the ruling party maintain the gains it made in 2014, as local coalitions seek to energise grass roots voters?

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Shrikanth Porwal is a sweet seller, occasional poet and BJP supporter from the historic city of Allahabad in Uttar Pradesh. Photo: Ankit Prakash
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