Round three of PM Modi

By News Desk
June 16, 2024

India’s election, with over an estimated 600 million voters, was the largest in democratic history. Although Narendra Modi has secured a third term as India’s leader, his party lost its majority in parliament. During the election campaign, he claimed his party would win 400 seats, but they failed to achieve even a simple majority of 272 seats. To form a government, Modi will need to rely on coalition partners who do not share his Hindu-nationalist agenda. This could lead to challenges in governing smoothly and potential deadlocks in implementing policies. Modi’s victory may also pose challenges for India’s diverse population.

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Before the election, he expressed intentions to amend the Indian constitution. With his renewed mandate, he might pursue these changes. Such moves could alarm minority communities, who fear marginalization and the erosion of their rights under a Hindutva government. For Pakistan, Modi’s victory could mean a challenge, as no improvement in relations is expected. This third term could also be damaging for other countries in the region and the Muslims of Occupied Kashmir.

Qurrat Ul Nisa Choudhury

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