How is political change visible in India?
Not all Indians are extremists or racists. It is a country of great diversity, many different religions, cultures and civilizations have lived in India for centuries. A variety of cultures existed in India from ancient times. Many foreigners ruled India perfectly like Muslims, British etc. Even after gaining independence from the British in 1947, the Indians lived together. Hindus, the main religion in India, have four castes and are not equal by virtue of their caste, they are not treated equally. Above all, the lowest caste – the untouchables are often abused.
There are always good and bad people in every society. It is the duty of government to preach the right things and oppose bad practices. The irony is that Prime Minister Narendra Modi, during his election campaign, to get votes from extremist groups, promoted extremist remarks and made promises with them to convert India into a purely Hindu state and to convert all non-Hindus to Hinduism or expel them. out of India. Obviously, after winning the elections, he practiced extremist policies and harmed minorities, including Muslims, Christians, Sikhs, etc.
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Although the extremists alongside the PM are estimated at only 6%
But, due to government cooking, support from police, security forces, judiciary and media, their impact is enormous. In fact, the government has been hijacked by extremists. By virtue of their official powers, they drag the country into chaos. It has undermined the unity of the nation and projected an ugly face on the world community. Human Rights Watch and human rights NGOs have criticized India’s official policies against minorities.
There is a complete awareness of the sensitivity of extremist policies in the country and ordinary people are worried about it. They expressed their anger during the recent local/provincial elections. As a result, the ruling political party led by Prime Minister Modi only secured a clear majority in just 10 out of 29 state assemblies.
- 0 seat in Sikkim – state illegally invaded by India,
- 0 seats in Mizoram – a state in full insurrection
- 0 seat in Tamil Nadu – one of the most literate states
- 4 out of 175 in Andhra – Most populous state
- 1 in 140 in Kerala – full of IT intellectuals and called Silicon Valley of India.
- 3 out of 117 in Punjab – home to the Sikh religion and a victim of state terrorism.
- 3 of 294 in Bengal – Muslim majority state
- 5 out of 119 in Telangana – a state under insurgency
- 8 out of 70 in Delhi – the nation’s capital
- 10 out of 147 in Orissa – Highly populated state
- 12 out of 60 in Nagaland – Desperate state fighting for independence
- In states where the BJP has a coalition government, the status of the BJP headquarters is
- 2 out of 60 in Meghalaya – a critical and fragile coalition
- 53 out of 243 in Bihar – Muslim majority state
- 25 of 87 in J&K – the most troubled state, where 900,000 soldiers are deployed to control the 8 million inhabitants.
- 13 out of 40 seats in Goa – a beautiful state, tourist destination
- Out of a total of 4139 assembly seats in the country, the BJP has 1516 seats out of which 950 seats are from 6 states like Gujarat, Maharashtra, Karnataka, UP, MP, Rajasthan.
The sense is clear that there is no wave or storm from the BJP, in fact, the BJP lost 66% of the country’s seats.
An ordinary man is more concerned about his work, his income, his safety, his well-being and the development of the country. Extremism, intolerance and discrimination have harmed the social and economic life of the common man. An ordinary man cannot change state policies so easily, but reflects his anger and concerns at polling time and votes against them.
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Based on the facts and figures above, one can draw a conclusion about the future of BJP or PM Modi. The next general elections are scheduled for 2024, but election campaigns have already started and pre-election preparations are underway. The people of India are fully aware and have the right to choose the government of their choice.
The author is Professor Engr. Zamir Ahmed Awan, Sinologist (Ex-Diplomat), Editor, Analyst, Non-Resident Fellow, Center for China and Globalization (CCG), National University of Science and Technology (NUST), Islamabad, Pakistan. He can be reached at [email protected]
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