India election SHOCK: Alliance to LOSE majority despite support over Pakistan tensions

Posted April 10, 2019

With barely two days remaining for the Lok Sabha 2019 elections, Prime Minister Narendra Modi launched his election campaign in Maharashtra's Latur on Tuesday, April 9.

A state BJP leader, requesting anonymity said Tuesday's public rally would go a long way in not only reviving the "warmth in the relationship but also build harmony and confidence among the BJP-Sena cadres".

Pollsters say PM Modi and the BJP's re-election bid got a boost from a wave of patriotism after the suicide bomb attack and the Indian government's fast response.

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As BJP is in alliance with Shiv Sena, the face of both the party, PM Narendra Modi and Uddhav Thackeray are sharing the dais in a show of strength and unity to the voters and a sense of "warning" to the electoral alliance of Congress and Nationalist Congress Party. "Had pre-Independence Congress leaders acted wisely, "this Pakistan" would not have been created". "The country has no expectations with Congress party but Sharad sa'ab you!" "Their real thoughts are now in the open", Modi further stated.

This led the head of the All India Majlis-e-Ittehadul Muslimeen political party to tell Reuters Muslims had "never felt so marginalised in the independent history of India".

This was despite the massive alienation that Muslims in Kashmir and Muslims, in general, were facing in Modi's India, said prime minister Khan. The prime minister reiterated his allegation that the opposition parties that they were questioning the valour of the security forces post last month's Pulwama terror attack.

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Modi's party also said it was committed to building a grand Hindu temple in place of a Muslim mosque demolished by Hindu mobs in the city of Ayodhya in 1992. The worst victims during the last five years of Modi government have been traders, said Goyal adding that: "While the traders were still reeling under the adverse impacts of demonetization, Modi government dealt the next blow with the implementation of GST without any proper preparation".

Around 900 million will begin casting their votes starting on 11 April ina seven-phase polling process in India that will end with the announcement of its results on 23 May. After Chitradurga, it will be Mysuru, which was won by the BJP in the 2014 Lok Sabha election.

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