I Know What It Takes to Defeat Narendra Modi

I Know What It Takes to Defeat Narendra Modi

Mahua Moitra |
May 6, 2021

KOLKATA, India — I am a member of the Indian Parliament, and on Sunday, the political party I belong to, the All India Trinamool Congress, defeated the party of Prime Minister Narendra Modi in elections for the West Bengal State legislature. Our party and my leader, Mamata Banerjee, the only female chief minister of a state in India today, showed what it takes to defeat Mr. Modi’s divisive, misogynist politics.

New Delhi, 06 May 2021

Out of the 292 seats in West Bengal’s state legislature, Mr. Modi and his Bharatiya Janata Party won 77. We won 213 seats. But we weren’t simply fighting to form a state government. We were fighting to stop Mr. Modi’s centralizing, authoritarian juggernaut, which seeks to destroy India’s federalism and its secular character, and transform our country into an autocratic Hindu state.

(Author, Mahua Moitra is a member of the Indian Parliament from the All India Trinamool Congress, which last week defeated Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s Bharatiya Janata Party in state elections in West Bengal.)

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