5thLok Sabha1971 – 1977

The Emergency Years Indira Gandhi’s ‘Garibi Hatao’ slogan and role in Bangladesh war strengthened her appeal among the masses, but concern grew over her authoritarian streak within the party. India saw one of the darkest periods of post-independent history with the declaration of Emergency and the suspension of civil liberties. [...]

17thLok Sabha2019-2024

The Modi Era Continues Narendra Modi-led BJP government consolidates power. National security, COVID-19 pandemic, farmers’ unrest, communal clashes, CAA protests and abrogation of Article 370 form undercurrents of this divisive period. The Bharatiya Janata Party-led National Democratic Alliance returned to power, with a stronger and sweeping mandate. The 17th sitting [...]

16thLok Sabha2014-2019

The Modi Wave Sweeps India The BJP rides on the popularity of the ‘Modi Wave’, with the promise of ‘acche din’ challenging the stasis and corruption of the incumbent Congress. The Bharatiya Janata Party pulled off a runaway victory marking a significant shift in Indian politics. A ‘Modi Wave’ capitalised [...]