The Enigma of Modi

The world’s largest democracy, India, will hold its 16th national election in 2014. On the one hand is the creaky old ‘secular’ family firm, the Congress Party. On the other is the party of ‘Indianness’ or rather ‘Hinduness’, the BJP, which does not like crown princes. Denying them clear majorities are a plethora of regional, communal and caste based parties in ‘secular integrated’ India. The 2014 election looks to run around ‘demonising’ BJP candidate Narendra Modi instead of important issues like poverty, economy and corruption. His invitation to UK has already attracted adverse media attention. More…

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