Ambiguous reasons for the unexpected relief of the BJP's ouster in New Delhi: less a clear-cut verdict on Hindutva or neoliberalism than vicissitudes of regional power-broking & first-past-the-post electoral lottery? Congress is caught between loyalty to the stock market & pressures of the poor, as it seeks to recover its position as the mainstream reference of Indian capital. Adapted from the source document.
In recent years, a new confident Hindutva has enforced its presence in several districts of coastal Karnataka, seeking to consolidate its base among diverse castes. Yet, to combat the bonds of economic cohesion and cultural cohabitation that still retain their resilience among communities - Hindu and Muslim, this new Hindutva will need to continually build new identities and deconstruct existing ones.