Modi's India: Hindu Nationalism and the Rise of Ethnic Democracy

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Modi's India: Hindu Nationalism and the Rise of Ethnic Democracy

Modi's India: Hindu Nationalism and the Rise of Ethnic Democracy

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Lok Sabha Election result 2019: Narendra Modi secures big lead in Varanasi; Congress' Ajay Rai trails". During the run-up to the general election, there was wide-ranging scepticism about future of the strategic bilateral relationship under Modi's premiership; in 2005, while Chief Minister of Gujarat, Modi was denied a US visa during the presidency of George W.

The following year, Shankersinh Vaghela, a prominent BJP leader from Gujarat, defected to the Indian National Congress (Congress) after losing his parliamentary seat in the Lok Sabha election. Modi announced a 14-hour curfew on 22 March, [339] and followed with a three-week "total lockdown" two days later.Chidambaram, Soundarya (2022), "India's Inexorable Path to Autocratization: Looking beyond Modi and the populist lens", in Widmalm, Sten (ed. Yet if Mr Modi in his third term were to lurch further towards Hindutva and autocratic rule, the economic calculus would change.

K. Advani became president of the BJP in 1986, the RSS decided to place its members in important positions within the party; Modi's work during the Ahmedabad election led to his selection for this role. The government lowered corporate taxes, abolished the wealth tax, increased sales taxes, and reduced customs duties on gold and jewellery.After the Bharatiya Janata Party-led National Democratic Alliance (NDA) won a landslide in the 2014 Lok Sabha election, Modi was sworn in as Prime Minister (PM) of India on 26 May 2014, becoming the first Indian PM to be born after the country's independence from the British Empire in 1947.

Other proposed reforms included making the forming of unions more difficult for workers, and making recruitment and dismissal easier for employers; [289] some of these proposals were abandoned after protests.Unless India’s allies and strategic partners such as France make clear to Modi’s government that its crackdown on rights will have consequences for India’s bilateral relations and place on the world stage, repression and authoritarianism will only grow in India. A substantial portion of the military budget was devoted to personnel costs commentators wrote the budget was constraining Indian military modernisation. In November 2016, advocate Prashant Bhushan had filed a plea in the Supreme Court of India asking for investigation of the alleged bribe payments made to some senior public servants including Modi.

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