Critics have accused Modi of nurturing a controlled democracy devoid of dialogue and dissent. Photo: AFP
C. Uday Bhaskar
Opinion

Opinion

C. Uday Bhaskar

India election: Can the country's tradition of diversity withstand a second 'Modi wave'?

  • A strong majority in parliament for the right-leaning National Democratic Alliance on results day would embolden the country’s Hindu right
  • Liberals fear sectarian divisions are being institutionalised by prioritising Hindutva, India’s aggressive form of Hindu nationalism

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Critics have accused Modi of nurturing a controlled democracy devoid of dialogue and dissent. Photo: AFP
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PM Narendra Modi waves to supporters in Varanasi on April 25. Photo: Reuters

India election: Narendra Modi’s BJP coalition looks set to retain power with stronger support than before

  • An exit poll showed the prime minister’s Bharatiya Janata Party-led coalition was projected to dominate the 545-member lower house of parliament
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PM Narendra Modi waves to supporters in Varanasi on April 25. Photo: Reuters
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