Ways to victory in Uttar Pradesh-Indian state elections

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The counting of votes began this morning. The latest updates bring the victory of 305 seats out of 403. The election is a referendum on the prime minister's policies, after the announcement of rupees. Christian leader expresses concern about the aggressive policies of the Hindu nationalists.

New Delhi (AsiaNews) - The Hindu nationalist party of Prime Minister Narendra Modi goes to victory in Uttar Pradesh. The counting of votes began this morning at 8 am (local time) and the latest updates speak of an overwhelming majority of the BJP (Bharatiya Janata Party) won 305 seats out of a total of 403. If it were to be confirmed, it would be the most important political achievement for the Indian prime minister, who continues to be loved by the population despite the recent announcement of the rupee that has devastated rural areas and devastated the poorer classes .

To AsiaNews, Sajan K Gerge, president of the Global Council of Indian Christians (GCIC), said in alarm: "The day of the saffron was born in India. Secularism has a new meaning or understanding in our democratic and secular India. With the victory of the BJP our tiny and vulnerable Christian minority will suffer unexcused full of bitterness wrath [of the radicals] ".

The current round of elections is held in five states: Goa, Punjab, Uttarakhand, Manipur and Uttar Pradesh. It is in the latter, the most populous among Indian territories, which in recent months the attention of politics and analysts are concentrated. The same prime minister Narendra Modi has customized the vote, taking the lead in the election campaign and pouring all its influence in support of candidates.

Since the beginning, the experts stressed that the vote would be a referendum on his person, especially after his decision to remove from the market the most counterfeit rupees , in an attempt to put a stop to corruption. Despite the criticism came from all sides because of the heavy impact on the most vulnerable classes of Indian society , he has kept unchanged the economic measures. In fact, he promised that the announcement of the banknotes would be to your advantage to those poorer sections of Uttar Pradesh today decided to reward him.

The Christian leader is concerned about the implications of the victory of Hindu nationalists. "The Dalits and tribal Christians - says - they will continue to be squeezed by double discrimination. Hindu extremists perform conversions to Hinduism or 'come home'. However, the GCIC continues to hope in constitutional guarantees. "

Lenin Raghuvanshi, director of the People's Vigilance Committee on Human Rights, adds: "Individualism or individual heroism are not a political response. The 'political divide in order to better govern' has become a custom in our country. Sectarian decisions divide the poor majority and are promoted by business leaders to hide fiscal policies based on impunity, which would make India an attractive country for foreign investment. This only enhances the economic and political leaders. "

(Nirmala Carvalho)

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