Indian Christians face poll fears amidst persecution concerns

India braces for the world’s largest election with over 970 million eligible voters, spanning six weeks. Incumbent PM Modi’s BJP battles a coalition of over two dozen parties, with predictions favouring the BJP for a third term.

With Hindus comprising 80% of the population and Christians less than 3%, many Christian voters express anxiety over religious freedom and minority safety. India ranks 11th in Christian persecution, a rise attributed to Modi’s Hindu-centric policies fostering extremism.

Modi’s economic promises contrast with fears of democratic erosion. Opposition alleges election rigging, with key figures detained and accounts frozen. Christian groups urge citizens to uphold constitutional equality principles through voting.

Despite uncertainties, Christians vow to serve their nation, mindful of potential freedoms at stake.

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