Prabir Purkayastha on India's Elections

India's Far-Right Ruling Party BJP Dominates Karnataka Election - with Fewer Votes

India’s Far-Right Ruling Party BJP Dominates Karnataka Election – with Fewer Votes

May 19, 2018

Journalist Prabir Purkayastha explains how, in the election in the major state of Karnataka, India’s far-right Hindu-nationalist ruling party BJP won the most seats, even while it got fewer votes than Congress. He also discusses the attacks on leftist and secular forces

How India's Far-Right Hindu-Nationalist Movement Uses 'Hate Politics' to Gain Power

How India’s Far-Right Hindu-Nationalist Movement Uses ‘Hate Politics’ to Gain Power

May 19, 2018

Journalist Prabir Purkayastha explores how India’s ruling far-right party BJP and the Hindu-nationalist paramilitary RSS use “politics of hatred” and “divisiveness” to bring more power to Prime Minister Narendra Modi