Podcast #118: India goes to the polls


Ben is joined by Sofia Ammassari from Griffith University to discuss the upcoming Indian federal election.

The world’s largest democracy is going to the polls in April, May and June, with Narendra Modi’s BJP looking set for a third term in office.

We discuss the electoral system, major political issues and the Modi government’s recent history.

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  1. Currently, the BJP have 295 seats, while the INC have just 50. This is accounting for by-elections. The Lok Sabha has 543 seats, with 272 needed for a majority.


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