top of page

Hindu Nationalism and India's Coming Elections

How India came to embrace the politics of Hindutva

As Modi religiously prepares for India’s elections, Sreenivasan Jain examines the tussle between Hindutva and secularism.

The politics of Hindu nationalism have played a central role in the dramatic rise of the BJP and Prime Minister Narendra Modi. As the elections have neared, the Modi regime has turbocharged its Hindu-first agenda – best exemplified in the inauguration of the Ram Temple in the city of Ayodhya.

Veteran journalist Sreenivasan Jain explains how the opening of this temple – and the whitewashing of its controversial past – illustrates how Modi and his party have made their brand of Hindu supremacism not only acceptable, but a key part of Narendra Modi’s appeal to Indians.


Asaduddin Owaisi – Member of the Indian Parliament

Uma Bharti – Former Vice-President, Bharatiya Janata Party

Hartosh Singh Bal – Political Editor, The Caravan

© 2024 Al Jazeera Media Network


Follow Genocide Watch for more updates:

  • Grey Facebook Icon
  • Grey Twitter Icon
  • Grey YouTube Icon
bottom of page