Modi Could Bring India ‘Five (or 10) Ye…

“India is in for five and maybe 10 years of pain, then Hindutva will backfire and the country’s vast diversity will reassert itself.” That comment, which I heard recently from an experienced Indian journalist, sums up the views of those who fear that India’s current general election will lead to five more years and maybe longer of the authoritarian Hindu nationalist government headed by Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his hard-line acolyte Amit Shah, currently president of the Bharatiya Janata Party.

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