What Modi’s Reelection Means for India’s Future
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FEATURING SAMEER DOSSANI – Election results from the world’s largest democracy show incumbent Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi with a massive and decisive victory. Modi’s right wing Hindu Nationalist party, the Bharatiya Janata Party of BJP, has exceeded even its own expectations.
Opposition leader Rahul Gandhi of the Congress Party conceded defeat. Religious minorities in India fear what awaits them in Modi’s second term with the Prime Minister claiming a huge mandate for pushing his domestic and foreign policy agenda.
Sameer Dossani is co-founder of PeaceVigil.net, a website that designs tools to promote peace. Sameer holds a Masters Degree in Women’s Studies from LaTrobe University, Australia where his thesis focused on the role of religious sectarianism in undermining women’s rights in India.