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The Popular Decimation of India’s Democracy

All but unassailable: incumbent Prime Minister Narendra Modi's Bharatiya Janata Party is odds-on to win India's elections. Image: Imago / Alamy

Thanks to a combination of shrewd political tactics and powerful false narratives, Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his ruling Bharatiya Janata Party appear to be headed toward an easy victory in the country’s ongoing parliamentary election. With that, the erosion of Indian democracy will almost certainly accelerate.

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Pranab Bardhan

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