23 May 2019

Modi declares victory in India election

India’s general election – with the world’s largest electorate of nine hundred million voters – was at one point looking like a close-run thing.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi faced criticism over a crisis in farming, rising unemployment and new taxes. But tonight – after a campaign built around Hindu nationalism and security Mr Modi and his BJP is celebrating an enormous victory.

I spoke to Nalin Kohli, the BJP Spokesperson, and Kapil Komireddi, author of The Malevolent Republic, which is highly critical of Mr Modi’s record.


, ,