Apocalypse engulfs India
WEST Bengal elections results could not have been, to put it mildly, more disappointing for the Indian prime minister and his Bharatiya Janata Party-led National Democratic Alliance. Never in India’s electoral history has the party/alliance in the centre led by the prime minister organised themselves against a regional party in power in a state in the manner Narendra Modi did and led the NDA alliance to defeat Mamata Banerjee from leading Trinamool to power for a third time.
Modi focused on the West Bengal elections as a test case to establish the superiority of the BJP’s Hindutva mantra over Trinamool’s secular politics not just in West Bengal but for India. He believed quite arrogantly, following the BJP’s massive win in the 2019 national elections, that Indian states were ready to fall like a domino to Hindutva only if he lent his magic to the efforts of the BJP in the state assembly elections to fulfil India’s destiny of becoming the Hindu state of the Hindu mythology.