‘Bullets not biryani’: India’s Modi uses Delhi elections to stoke religious tensions

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Delhi goes to the polls on Saturday after one of the most communally divisive campaigns the capital has experienced in recent times. The combination of nation-wide protests against the government’s Citizenship Act amendments and a genuine contender in the form of the Aam Aadmi Party has seen the Bharatiya Janata Party throw everything at the wall in the hopes of polarising the electorate. Much of the BJP’s campaign has sought to divide on the basis of religion, in the hopes of consolidating Hindu voters behind it
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Voters in the Indian capital cast their ballots Saturday in the Delhi legislative elections after a divisive, anti-Muslim campaign by Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s BJP party.

Delhi goes to the polls on Saturday after one of the most communally divisive campaigns the capital has experienced in recent times. The combination of nation-wide protests against the government’s Citizenship Act amendments and a genuine contender in the form of the Aam Aadmi Party has seen the Bharatiya Janata Party throw everything at the wall in the hopes of polarising the electorate. 
Much of the BJP’s campaign has sought to divide on the basis of religion, in the hopes of consolidating Hindu voters behind it

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