Watson Institute for International and Public Affairs
Center for Contemporary South Asia

Will the Electorate Hold the BJP Responsible for the Suffering During the Pandemic?

June 25, 2021

In their June 24, 2021 Indian Express column, Ashutosh Varshney and Co-author Amit Ahuja, of the University of California at Santa Barbara, ask, "Will the electorate hold the BJP government responsible for the suffering during the pandemic?" They argue that whether or not a democratic government can bring joy and happiness, one of its key responsibilities is to prevent mass suffering, or alleviate its severity. Read the full article.