After six weeks and six-hundred million votes, India’s Prime Minister Narendra Modi is celebrating a stunning victory.
Voters gave the BJP party a majority in parliament, winning or leading in 352-seats in the lower house of parliament—surpassing the 272-seat majority needed to form a government. Modi secured a bigger victory than in 2014, something no Indian party has accomplished in 48 years.
To discuss all of this:
- Subramanian Swamy is a nominated member of the Upper House of the Indian Parliament.
- Rwitwika Battacharya is the CEO of the non-partisan organization, Swaniti Initiative.
- Shareen Joshi is an associate professor at the Walsh School of Foreign Service at Georgetown University.
- Srinivas Thiruvandanthai is the director of research at the Jerome Levy Forecasting Center.
Now, the time has come to take the Chowkidar Spirit to the next level.
Keep this spirit alive at every moment and continue working for India’s progress.
The word ‘Chowkidar’ goes from my Twitter name but it remains an integral part of me. Urging you all to do the same too!
— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) May 23, 2019
India election 2019: Narendra Modi thanks voters for 'historic mandate' https://t.co/G358nVzfvZ
— BBC News (World) (@BBCWorld) May 23, 2019
— NDTV (@ndtv) May 24, 2019