BJP advances unhinderedNoel Becchetti of Asian Access and Mission Network News' Katey Hearth discuss the BJP’s rise to power in India and the trouble upcoming elections hold for Christians.

The right-wing nationalist Hindu party won in a landslide election last spring. Because BJP won well over 50% of the vote, they don't need to form a coalition with any other party.

A2/India's national director, David Dayalan is not surprised that the BJP rose to power, but he is particularly surprised at the speed with which it has happened. The world's largest democracy is becoming more and more Hindu.

The BJP is about three things:

  1. Improve the economy;
  2. End corruption;
  3. Bring India back to its Hindu roots.

The BJP has begun to persecute people who are not Hindus—the dissenters. There have been beatings and church burnings, not only in the rural areas, but also in the city—even Delhi, the nation's capital. This poses threats to Christians throughout the country. There has been increasing persecution of Christians in India, as well as 5 of the other 10 countries in which Asian Access trains leaders.

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