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Re: Your local news

Postby A Combustible Lemon » Tue May 15, 2018 3:39 pm

BJP won a majority in Karnataka. Congress is trying to form a coalition with Janta Dal, but the BJP governor has to accept it.

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Re: Your local news

Postby Piter Lauchy » Tue May 15, 2018 9:15 pm

A Combustible Lemon wrote:BJP won a majority in Karnataka. Congress is trying to form a coalition with Janta Dal, but the BJP governor has to accept it.

...yaay

Care to give some context for ignorant foreigners? Who are BJP and Janta Dal? What's their political leaning and all that stuff?
I know I could research this, but I'd rather hear it from a normal citizen (who is also a member of TCS). Also, I'm lazy.
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Re: Your local news

Postby A Combustible Lemon » Tue May 15, 2018 10:06 pm

The BJP are the Hindu Nationalist party. The Indian National Congress is a national party of socialist origin that's basically always been the major center left party. The Janta Dal is a regional People's Party in Karnataka. Karnataka is one of the five states of South India, which is a linguistically and culturally distinct block from the rest of India. We have a much heavier emphasis on regional parties down here unlike the north which almost always goes directly national between the INC and the BJP. However, we've been going through a BJP wave recently where they're winning states left and right. INC has basically been completely beaten back to bastions of congress strength right now.

The most recent election is the Karnataka Assembly election (the state lower-house) and INC was already weak because they were incumbent. Now of the 222 seats, BJP won 104, congress won 76, JD(S) won 39.Giving an INC/JD(S) coalition the majority. However, since it's this close, the BJP says they should be allowed to form the government as the majority vote party. The person making the decision is the Governor, who is a BJP politician from a BJP stronghold and is almost definitely going to fudge it in their favour.

The BJP's asked for a week to be able to "prove" their majority. A week they're going to use to sow dissatisfaction in the INC and JD ranks and try to get them to defect or abstain from showing up to form the government.

The BJP winning this many states is a really bad sign, since they're pretty horrible policy wise. They're literally descended from the movement that killed Gandhi and they honestly want to make India a Hindu Pakistan. They're historically revisionist assholes who've presided over some of the worst race riots in Indian history.

Here's our wonderful PM from the second riot article there.
Then-Chief Minister Narendra Modi declared that the attack on the train had been an act of terrorism, and not an incident of communal violence.[60] Local newspapers and members of the state government used the statement to incite violence against the Muslim community by claiming, without proof,[57] that the attack on the train was carried out by Pakistan's intelligence agency and that local Muslims had conspired with them to attack Hindus in the state. False stories were also printed by local newspapers which claimed that Muslim people had kidnapped and raped Hindu women.[61]


See also: "Saffron Terror"

Their parent party the RSS and its branches are sort of horrifying. They convert muslims to hinduism and call it "homecoming" (Because all Indians are Hindus you see, the fact that they converted literally a millenium ago doesn't matter) and use the fact that it's not literally the BJP doing it as a shield while the BJP does fucking nothing to stop this. They try to fucking rewrite the textbooks so it becomes "clear" that India is Hindu and Muslims are imperialist invaders who became rich off india's back and converted all the hindus while burning down every single temple in existence. They fucking don't even deny Ancient Indian Aircrafts and this bullshit's actually fucking found its way into textbooks under them. Not to mention that time Modi destroyed our ability to use cash for two fucking years to somehow stop black money. ATMs wouldn't have cash anywhere in cities for /months/ because we weren't fucking able to replace the money on time as would be obvious to anyone that isn't a BJP asshole.
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Re: Your local news

Postby Aquila89 » Fri May 25, 2018 11:11 am

Hungary recycles used alt-right figures the US threw away. Steve Bannon gave an address at a government-sponsored conference about the future of Europe. Foreign correspondents, like the Guardian's Shaun Walker were denied entry, allegedly due to lack of space; same with the Hungarian independent media. There were actually plenty of empty seats. An article in the pro-government newspaper Magyar Idők (I won't link it because it's in Hungarian) gave up this explanation, mocked the banned media outlets for "crying" and said that they'll have to get used to it.

Milo Yiannopoulos was also invited to Budapest. I don't think his act will work here; he's a provocateur, who trolls oversensitive leftists, but there are few of those in Hungary. Political correctness in the American sense doesn't exist here. If he talks about how much he loves black dick, he's more likely to offend government supporters than liberals.
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