Can India’s opposition win against the BJP? | Inside Story

It’s a case, some see as an example of political persecution.
India’s opposition leader Rahul Gandhi was sentenced to jail after being convicted of defaming Prime Minister Narendra Modi in March.
Now, the Supreme Court has suspended his conviction.
Which could pave the way for the the Congress party chief to make a political comeback.
But this case is prompting questions about India’s judicial system, and the state of its democracy.

So how will this affect the chances of the government and opposition in next year’s elections?

Presenter: Sami Zeidan

Guests:

Shazia Ilmi – Spokeswoman for the governing BJP.

Saba Naqvi – Visiting Professor at the Jindal School of Journalism & Communications and an Independent Journalist who writes about hate speech in India.

Supriya Shrinate – Spokeswoman for the opposition Indian National Congress Party.

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