Indian PM Narendra Modi’s party secured 37 per cent of the vote. Photo: Reuters

Narendra Modi and the BJP’s desire to advance Hindu interests won’t help India realise its ambitions

  • Many thought he had made enough mistakes to lose office. However with a campaign that honed in on poorer communities and unsettled India’s social climate, Modi overturned those expectations
  • But India cannot realise its ambitions if its ruling party is an active participant in communal conflict within its borders
Topic |   India

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Indian PM Narendra Modi’s party secured 37 per cent of the vote. Photo: Reuters
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Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi waves to supporters in Varanasi. Photo: Reuters

Why Indians voted for Modi over jobs: it’s not the economy, stupid

  • Unpopular economic policies don’t seem to have gotten in the way of another landslide victory for the Indian prime minister
  • The returning leader’s strategy sidelined the issue, targeting some voters with images of national resurgence, others with local development
Topic |   Narendra Modi

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