Saturday, June 22, 2024

Sajeed Khalid

Echoes of change: Assessing India’s 2024 election and path to democracy

The 2024 national election highlighted a stark ideological debate: the choice between a stable, authoritarian state and a democratic one. On one side, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) has raised slogans questioning all the pluralistic thoughts of human society —one language, one religion, one nation, one culture. On the other, the INDIA alliance, led by the Indian National Congress and comprising various regional and national parties, championed pluralism. Additionally, there were smaller voices that did not align with either major coalition.