Thursday, May 13, 2004

BJP loses Indian election

Okay, so it sounds like a newspaper headline (and a poor one at that), but I couldn't think of any other (moderately polite) title. The BJP have lost control of the government in India and the current prime minister, Atal Behari Vajpayee, has resigned. It looks like a coalition led by the Congress Party is going to take over.

I've never liked the BJP because of its religious/nationalist views which have always worried me in what is supposed to be a secular state. Their policies, including their handling of the Ayodhya dispute have seemed divisive and dangerous. Mind you, I've got mixed feelings about The Dynasty coming back to power, but looking at it, it's the lesser of two evils, as far as I'm concerned.

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