Covid, rising unemployment, a farmer uprising, and a stagnating economy has put the Indian government under fire. The overconfident response from the government has tarnished their image as a strong leadership. At the same time, the religious polarisation of India continues.
By 7 March, 242 million Indians will have cast their ballot in the ongoing state assembly elections in Uttar Pradesh, Manipur, Uttarakhand, Punjab and Goa. Many view the elections as a midterm evaluation of Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his Hindu nationalist party, Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP)
This panel will discuss the most central themes of these elections. How has the economic mismanagement, the lacking adequate response to covid, and the highly controversial farm bills affected the election? How and why did the effects vary from state to state? And where does Modi and the BJP stand after this?
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Venue is the Arts and Humanities library (HF-biblioteket). You can also follow the event on Zoom (link to follow). Breakfast will be served at the library.