Politics is the talk of the town in the southern states of Telangana and Andhra Pradesh, only recently divided from one another. Photo: Team Ceritalah
Karim Raslan
Opinion

Opinion

Ceritalah by Karim Raslan

India election: like the profit margins on a lassi, Modi’s magic has evaporated

  • The chattering classes see the upcoming vote as a struggle between the BJP’s Hindutva agenda and Gandhi’s socialist dreams.
  • But for most people it’s all about jobs, prices, and basic government services – and most are beginning to wonder: ‘what’s in it for me?’

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Politics is the talk of the town in the southern states of Telangana and Andhra Pradesh, only recently divided from one another. Photo: Team Ceritalah
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Looking down? A supporter of the Indian National Congress party. Photo: Bloomberg

Indian election: cow vigilantes, GST, job losses. Voters should have the Modi blues ... so why is Gandhi’s Congress set to fail?

  • Religious violence, an unpopular tax, disappearing jobs. India’s voters have plenty to judge Prime Minister Narendra Modi on come election time
  • So why is the opposition Congress – led by a Gandhi – struggling to make anything stick?
Topic |   Asia elections

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Looking down? A supporter of the Indian National Congress party. Photo: Bloomberg
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