India’s Hindu groups to double down on demands as Modi set for big win

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BY Krishna N. Das

NEW DELHI (Reuters) – A Hindu temple on a disputed site, life in jail for killing cows and ending the autonomy of India’s only Muslim-majority state are some demands Hindu groups plan to push Prime Minister Narendra Modi on if he wins the general election as expected.

The ruling coalition led by Modi’s Hindu nationalist Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) is likely to win an even bigger majority in parliament than the massive mandate it got five years ago, exit polls showed after the country’s massive election ended on Sunday, cheering his conservative base.

Votes will be counted on Thursday. The BJP will meet its coalition partners on Tuesday to discuss a new government.

BJP parent Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS), the Hindu-first group, said it would hold a three-day dharm sansad, or religious parliament, in the northern city of Jammu starting June 21 to press the government on many of their main demands that had been put on the backburner around the election.

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