Modi’s landslide win

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi ensured another five-year term after winning with a flying colours general election victory. The main opposition alliance, which is headed by Rahul Gandhi’s Congress party, has accepted defeat. About 600 million people voted in a long six-week proceeding. Mr Modi has not just surpassed exit poll prognostication but has also won a larger share of the vote than the 2014 elections. Many looked upon the election as a referendum on Mr Modi who won an overwhelming in 2014.Mr Gandhi acknowledged the general election as well as his Amethi seat in Uttar Pradesh, which he had held since 2004 and his family had held for years. Hindu politics in India has prevailed in an age that will specify the forthcoming of the republic. Radical nationalist BJP is confident to form government for another five years after a resounding victory in the Lok Sabha election. The results are staggering and sadly show that religious animosity and sectarian politics was utilized to attract voters. Mr Modi’s campaign was characterized by anti-Muslim and anti-Pakistan tirades with India going so far as to accelerate tensions by conducting air strikes inside Pakistan in order to arouse nationalist sentiment. Pakistan has extended dialogue offer but India has rejected consistently. There is guess that the meeting could again establish contact between Islamabad and Delhi after months of deterioration relations. Whereas on the other hand it is seen that India’s past record does not show it has a true wish for peace. Now India’s Narendra Modi and his Bharatiya Janata Party prepare for their second five-year term in office. The sweeping win for the National Democratic Alliance, led by the party, makes this the first time since 1984 when a political party has gathered enough seats on its own. The results that came in after India completed its extensive electoral exercise, held in seven stages did give somewhat of a great surprise. There had been anticipation that the BJP would lose seats in the Lok Sabha, the lower house of parliament. However it made substantial gains. The 67 percent voter turnout was the highest ever more recorded in an Indian election. The enjoyment appeared to be the fierce nationalism based around idea of Hindu belief that Modi has pulled into anti-Pakistan sentiment poured into it following the Pulwama attack in February 2019, and the between the two countries which followed. The opposition alliance led by the Indian National Congress, has been completely eliminated, leading on less than 90 seats, with the Congress itself ahead on little more than 50 seats. The victory for the BJP will undermine the position of India’s minorities, including about 172 million Muslims, who have faced significant inequality and violence through the Modi years. These are factors Pakistan will need to be examined in its response. It is merely if the acrimony of the past can be shunned is there any hope for between the two neighbours and greater harmony which will be an advantage all the people of South Asia. The Indian economy has slowed down over the years while an authoritative foreign policy proved somewhat expensive for the Bharatya Janata Party in present times especially with regard to dealing with China and Pakistan. Social media was mostly used to encourage hatred and promote bigotry among the Indian population through paid tweets and Facebook posts. In this context, a rich number of celebrities and consultants were paid huge amounts. Corruption financial worries and unemployment were the slightest concern since the full campaign drag depended on disinformation particularly during the brief Indo-Pak deadlock in February 2019. Strikingly this method was counter- productive for the Indian government which had no forceful explanations to provide for its craziness. Gandhian beliefs are not remembered nowadays while the old belief of Hindu has finally triumphed.
Joblessness has risen to a record high, farm incomes have declined and industrial production has slipped. Many Indians were knocked hard by the currency ban which is known as demonetization, and was designed to root out undeclared wealth, and there were grievances about what judges said was a badly designed and complex uniform sales tax. The consequences prove that people are not yet accusing Mr Modi for this. A report this year put the unemployment rate at the highest it is seen considering the 1970s. Farmers in India will also be hoping he will focus the agricultural industry, after a crop surplus and dropping commodity prices witnessed their incomes deteriorates.
Now, India will be anticipating quick braver action on long- pledged reforms to change the economy and ameliorate the lives of approximately 1.3 billion people. Modi had promised during the campaign for the weeks-long vote, observed by many as a referendum on his first five-year term, which began in 2014. His election manifesto a promise to twice farmers’ incomes and provide huge aid to rural areas. He also swore to make India the world’s third-largest economy by 2030 and to spend in excess $1.4 trillion to the country’s annual budget on improved infrastructure. Many are not satisfied with the country’s 6.1 percent unemployment rate, the highest in years; downward progress on updating railways and other infrastructure. Voters gave him the benefit of the suspicion. With most of the estimated 600 million votes counted by early Friday, Election Commission data showed Modi’s BJP winning 287 out of the 525 seats in the Lok Sabha, India’s lower house of Parliament, well beyond the simple majority to form a government. The economy may well get at for a short-term encouragement and relief from the alliance’s strong showing in the election.

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