How the Planet’s Biggest Democracy Deals with a Major Scandal

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How the Planet’s Biggest Democracy Deals with a Major Scandal

How the Planet’s Biggest Democracy Deals with a Major Scandal

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Demonstrators protest in Mumbai on June 8, 2018, over the arrests of social activists by Indian police.

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Demonstrators protest in Mumbai on June 8, 2018, over the arrests of social activists by Indian police.

Satish Bate/Hindustan Times via Getty Images

In India, the world’s largest democracy, Prime Minister Narendra Modi recently won a third term in office. While he is clearly popular, during his time in power there has also been brutal repression of dissent. We examine a major scandal that unfolded in the run-up to the previous election, five years ago, and examine what it means for the health of Indian democracy.

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