Hindu nationalist party emergeing as winner in India

Wednesday, May 14th, 2014 4:25:30 by

Long lines of voters waiting at polling stations were opened in Varanasi on Monday at seven o’clock. And nobody seemed to mind the sweltering heat. They knew that in the holy city of Hinduism’s most iconic mammoth battle in elections in India have concluded today after five weeks of voting raged. The favorite in all surveys, the Hindu nationalist Narendra Modi, Bharatiya Janata Party candidate (BJP) promises a similar state of Gujarat – governing from 2001 economic growth has grown by 10% – fighting for the seat corresponding to Varanasi. However, suspicions generated by authoritarian Modi for exclusive towards the Muslim minority and inaction before a massacre of Muslims in 2002.

Nevertheless, the early exit polls – unreliable in India gave a wide – nationalist advantage, although very likely have to do to achieve the majority alliance.

What is certain is the huge increase in participation in these elections. He gained eight points, to 66.2%, compared to 2009, according to the Electoral Commission. The results will be announced on Friday 16. Then begin negotiations to form a coalition to govern the world’s largest democracy.

Modi, who has no qualms considered fundamentalist, has said that winning the seats of Vadodara and Varanasi, the other city that has, will choose to represent the spiritual capital of India, giving a wink more Hindus.

In the city of the god Shiva stood up to the party leader Modi Aam Aadmi (or the man in the street), Arvind Kejriwal, one result of the civil movement against corruption training. Analysts believe that the emergence of PSA as a national party, a third political force, would be a very good sign for a country that until now has been largely dominated by the Congress Party with a short interval in which the BJP ruled.

The big losers would be precisely the Congress Party and the Gandhi dynasty, which has lost credibility by the economic slowdown and severe corruption scandals, including the irregular granting of coal mines and 3G frequencies or organization of the expensive  Commonwealth Games in New Delhi in 2010.

During the election it has been common to hear from voters that their vote was a punishment to Congress. “I had always voted for them, but they have done very badly,” said Sandeep, owner of a hotel on the banks of the Ganges.

In Varanasi voters agreed to a request for candidates: “We want development,” repeated the respondents. However, the Muslims, 18% of the population, added an important aspect. “We also want security. For now there are no serious problems, but the more traditional Muslims still fear that if Modi wins has more risk of increased tension between religions, “said Abdul Qaish, an academician of the Banaras Hindu University who studies political participation Muslims. He explains that the followers of Allah are poorer and less educated. Varanasi is mainly devoted mainly to the production of fabrics and saris and their work is greatly affected by the constant power cuts.

“After several governments have deceived the Muslims of Varanasi are highly politicized and very organized. Now decided to vote for Arvind Kejriwal, anti-corruption leader because he cares about people, regardless of religion or caste,”says Qaish. The religious minority is very conscious of his power in this election, because different parties have courted them seeking their vote, which is believed to give block. However, many Muslim voters, unlike the Hindus, not so easily reveal their political preferences because of fear. ” Not to be reprimanded Modi if he wins,” a voter who asked to remain anonymous.

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