Source: Australian Muslim Times
Posted by Zahid Jamil
The opposition Congress Party has beaten PM Narendra Modi’s Hindu nationalist party in three key northern states indicating that the Indian electorate is shunning divisive politics ahead of the general elections next year.
The results declared in early December of recently held states elections brought relief to most Indians in general and Muslims and other minorities in particular as the ruling Hindu nationalist party suffered heavy defeat ahead of the national elections to be held during the first half of 2019.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s BJP party lost power in three key northern States of Rajasthan, Chattisgarh and Madhya Pradesh in a major blow to his authority. The opposition Congress party won state elections in style.