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Modi: The cult of the great leader

The Indian Prime Minister's election victory threatens the country's secular identity

Narendra Modi’s victory parade in New Delhi in May. © Reuters/Adnan Abidi

At 6pm on 26th May, Narendra Modi of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) was sworn in as the 15th Prime Minister of India. Within an hour, the official website of the Prime Minister had been updated. After announcing that a new man had taken charge, the first…

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