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Hindu-Muslim coalition back

The Muslim vote is the BJP's biggest worry. Knives are already out and probing its most critical fault line. Without recovering UP, the BJP's decline threatens to become chronic, and progressive

coalition govt, policy, politics

Shekhar Gupta
The headline least acknowledged in this general election is the return of the Muslim vote. Not Muslim political power, or the rise of a new Muslim leadership. Just a rediscovery of the power of the Muslim vote.
Significantly, the results came just days after the Prime Minister lamented in one of his many TV interviews that many Muslims still believed they could determine who’d rule India. Speaking to Times Now, he said: “I am saying it for the first time to Muslim society, to its well-educated people. Introspect. Why you are falling behind, what is the reason? Why did you
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First Published: Jun 08 2024 | 9:30 AM IST

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