The most prominent items of the BJP’s third-term agenda will be cultural. India will become a decidedly religious, Hindu state.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi is radically reshaping India, dismantling its secular democratic foundations and replacing it with an authoritarian, Hindu majoritarian system built around his strongman aura.
On his way to completing his second term as prime minister, Modi is set for a third. Once a pariah barred from the U.S. due to the anti-Muslim pogroms that took place under his watch in 2002, Modi has been feted by successive U.S. presidents since becoming prime minister in 2014.
His transformation from infamy to strongman mirrors the rightward shift in India and the mainstreaming of Hindu nationalism. And it symbolizes the hollowness of the West’s claims of putting human rights first.
Who is Narendra Modi?
Born on September 17, 1950, Modi is a lifelong member of the Rashtriya Swayam Sevak Sangh (RSS) — a Hindutva (Hindu nationalist) group inspired by European fascism.
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