India Votes Podcast 1 – The man who would be king

Barwani (Madhya Pradesh), May 13: Women dressed in traditional attire show their ink-marked fingers after casting their vote for the Lok Sabha elections, at village Gudi in Barwani on 13 May 2024. Photo: ANI.

 

The Indian people are set to decide who will take charge of the most populous country and fastest-growing major economy on Earth.

So, what pressures are weighing on one of the world’s most intricate and diverse nations as it decides who will become its next leader? Who are the main characters fighting to lead India into its next era? And what will this election mean for the rest of the world?

In part one of 360info’s series on the Indian election, we take on the biggest democratic vote in the world. Prime Minister Narendra Modi is chasing his third term, but a powerful new alliance could upend the BJP’s plans. Will Modi reign supreme or has he lost his magic touch?

Featuring 360info’s Emma Hoy, Lachlan Guselli and Bharat Bhushan. 

The statements, views and opinions expressed in this podcast/article/report/video/viewpoint/opinion are solely those of the authors and do not necessarily represent the editorial policies of the South Asia Times (SAT).

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