India’s Vanishing Political Opposition

Supporters of India’s main opposition party protest Narendra Modi’s government in front of huge cut-outs of their leaders, Sonia Gandhi, Rahul Gandhi and Priyanka Gandhi, in New Delhi, Dec. 14, 2019 (AP photo by Manish Swarup).
Supporters of India’s main opposition party protest Narendra Modi’s government in front of huge cut-outs of their leaders, Sonia Gandhi, Rahul Gandhi and Priyanka Gandhi, in New Delhi, Dec. 14, 2019 (AP photo by Manish Swarup).
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For more than four months, tens of thousands of Indian farmers have gathered on the outskirts of New Delhi to protest a slate of new agricultural laws passed in September. Farmers say the new measures, which remove price guarantees for certain crops, will leave them at the mercy of large corporations, while at the same time removing paths for legal redress for land disputes. The protests are some of the largest that Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his Hindu nationalist Bharatiya Janata Party, or BJP, have faced since winning their parliamentary majority in 2014. What’s more, the protesters come from […]

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