West Bengal elections: a turning point for Indian politics?


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On 6th May, Mamata Banerjee was sworn as Chief Minister of West Bengal for a third term after leading her party to a landslide victory in the State elections against India's ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP).

In this episode of World Review from the New Statesman, Jeremy Cliffe and Emily Tamkin are joined by Dr. Mukulika Banerjee of the London School of Economics to explore what the BJP's defeat in West Bengal means for Indian politics.

They also discuss India's ongoing Covid-19 crisis, and take a listener question looking ahead to India's national elections in 2024.

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Read Emily's article for the New Statesman: Will the BJP’s defeat in West Bengal prove a turning point in Indian politics?

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