The Heat: India Elections

The Heat

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi claims victory in India’s general election, after a surprisingly disappointing performance from his own party.  400 seats was the expectation by the ruling BJP alliance. In the end they will end up with fewer than 300. A sharp decline from 2019 when the alliance held 353 seats. A dramatic shift in a political landscape it has dominated for the past decade. 

Joining the discussion: 

  • Tushar Gupta is an Indian political analyst. 
  • Irfan Nooruddin is an Indian politics professor at Georgetown University.
  • Sourabh Gupta is a senior Asia-Pacific international relations policy specialist at ICAS. 
  • Chidanand Rajghatta is the foreign editor and U.S. bureau chief for the Times of India.