India's upcoming election faces criticism for stifling opposition

Financial Times April 2, 2024, 05:00 PM UTC

Summary: India is gearing up for its 44-day general election, expecting close to 1 billion voters. Prime Minister Modi's BJP government faces criticism for stifling opposition through arrests and harassment. Recent events include the arrest of Delhi's chief minister and freezing of Congress party accounts. Despite BJP's dominance in polls, concerns arise over democratic erosion. International scrutiny grows, emphasizing the importance of preserving India's democratic image for global partnerships and investments.

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