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

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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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C. Uday Bhaskar

C. Uday Bhaskar

Commodore C. Uday Bhaskar is director of the Society for Policy Studies (SPS), an independent think tank based in New Delhi. He was formerly head of two other major Indian institutions: the Institute for Defence Studies and Analyses (IDSA) and the National Maritime Foundation (NMF).