Within hours of vote-counting in high-stake New Delhi state elections, it quickly became clear that Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s Hindu-nationalist Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) was facing a major defeat by the incumbent Aam Aadmi Party (AAP). […]
During its election campaign, the AAP focused on combating graft in India’s political system. The party also drew attention to its earlier efforts in improving public schools and healthcare. […]
Critics say much of the BJP’s campaign has sought to divide on the basis of religion in the hopes of consolidating Hindu voters behind it – a tactic that has worked for the BJP in other states. In 2019, the party secured a vast majority in parliament during the general elections. […]
Citizenship bill sparks mass protests
For BJP members, Delhi’s election is a test of Modi’s popularity after months of sometimes violent protests against the controversial citizenship law that passed in December last year. […]
Some political analysts believe that the BJP began deploying methods to mobilize hardline supporters when it sensed success at the election campaign evaporating.
BJP popularity wanes […]
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