Podcasts 7 May 2021 Podcast: What the West Bengal election means for Indian politics Jeremy Cliffe in Berlin and Emily Tamkin in Washington DC discuss the latest in global affairs on the World Review podcast Atul Loke/Getty Images Narendra Modi campaigns in Kolkata, India, on 3 April ahead of the West Bengal election at which his BJP failed to unseat chief minister Mamata Banerjee Sign UpGet the New Statesman's Morning Call email. Sign-up On 6th May, Mamata Banerjee was sworn as Chief Minister of West Bengal for a third term after leading her party to a landslide victory in the State elections against India's ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP). In this episode of World Review from the New Statesman, Jeremy Cliffe and Emily Tamkin are joined by Dr. Mukulika Banerjee of the London School of Economics to explore what the BJP's defeat in West Bengal means for Indian politics. They also discuss India's ongoing Covid-19 crisis, and take a listener question looking ahead to India's national elections in 2024. Listen here World Review publishes a new episode every Friday, and is available on all major podcast platforms. Listen and subscribe on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Google Podcasts, Acast and more. Or, if you’d rather, you can access the RSS feed directly here: https://rss.acast.com/world-review. Further reading Emily explores why the BJP wanted to win in West Bengal so badly, and what their defeat means. Jeremy writes that India’s nightmare shows Covid is becoming a primarily Global South pandemic. Patralekha Chatterjee writes from Delhi on the Covid-19 surge in India. › Here’s what you need to know about the Indian “variant of concern” discovered in the UK Subscribe To stay on top of global affairs and enjoy even more international coverage subscribe for just £1 per month!