BJP victory continuity of worldwide growth of radicalism: Prof Tareque
Published : Friday, 24 May, 2019 at 12:00 AM Count : 762
Prof Dr Tareque Shamsur Rahman, a teacher of International Relations Department of Jahangirnagar University and an international relations expert, opined that
the people of India, one of the largest democratic and liberal secular countries of the world, kept their confidence on Prime Minister Narendra Modi with the landslide victory of Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP).
With the victory, PM Modi will also be able to establish his absolute dominance, which was initiated by excluding the party's senior leaders before the election, in the Indian government in the upcoming days. It wouldn't be positive for the liberal secular culture of the country.
The international relations expert gave the opinion while expressing his immediate reaction over the landslide victory of Indian most right wing radical political party BJP.
The Indian election commission on Thursday announced the results of its national elections held in seven phases.
Prof Tareque claimed although India is a liberal secular and democratic country, the people of Indian have kept their confidence on the radical force. It's a consequence of worldwide growth of radical forces. It would be better for Indian liberal secular culture.
Before the election, Modi started excluding the senior leaders of the party including LK Advani for the electoral process. They will be excluded from the next government to be formed shortly. With the exclusion, Modi will establish absolute dominance on the government.
Regarding Modi's announcement of introducing National Register of Citizens (NRC) in West Bengal, the expert said that if the Muslims are targeted for the NRC, it would give negative message to the world.
He, however, claimed Modi government was moderate on the Teesta water sharing issue. This time, BJP has got significant majority to take any decision. It has also done better in West Bengal. As a result, the issue can be resolved if the government wants sincerely.