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What the Indian state elections mean for Narendra Modi, with Ravinder Kaur

Elections are taking place in states across India

As voters in India go to the polls in state elections across the country, Emily Tamkin, the New Statesman’s Senior Editor, US, talks to the historian and author Ravinder Kaur about the impact that these elections might have on Narendra Modi’s ruling Bharatiya Janata Party. 

They discuss whether Hindu nationalism is more important to voters than the economy, the continuing fall-out from the farmers protests and what room remains for dissent and opposition in Indian politics.

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Further Reading:

India reveres its democracy, but the room for dissent is shrinking
Will the BJP’s defeat in West Bengal prove a turning point in Indian politics?

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