Narendra Modi and India after the polls

For the third time in a row, the Hindu nationalist leader will lead the government in New Delhi. But the decline in consensus also highlights the limitations of his vision and the serious divisions that exist in the country. In “Finis Terrae,” Father Cédric Prakash, an Indian Jesuit, spoke about the challenges democracy still faces in India today

After the world's largest democratic election by voter turnout, India has once again elected Hindu nationalist leader Narendra Modi as its country's leader. but with a lower number of consensus compared to the previous round. He will become Prime Minister for the third time, but this time his party, the BJP, will not have the say to rule alone but will have to rely on support from some of its regional allies. These election results reflect what has happened in recent years in India with an underlying crisis of balance between different religions and cultures.

Father Cédric Prakash, Jesuit and human rights activist, narrates our program End of the earth the most pressing challenges facing Indian society, from equal dignity for all citizens, including religious minorities and tribal communities, to justice for farmers. “We have made great progress in technology, health, infrastructure, but we have to return to our basic democratic values,” explained Pastor Prakash.

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