Younger Indians more worried about the government’s political and economic moves
A higher share of the young disapprove of recent government actions such as those relating to the controversial Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA) and the National Register of Citizens (NRC)
For the old faithful of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), 2019 is a year to remember and cherish. It brought the BJP back to power with a thumping majority, and saw the new government take decisive steps to fulfil long-standing promises of the party: the abolition of Article 370 and the enactment of the Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA). The former granted special status to Jammu and Kashmir before getting revoked last year, while the latter introduced a religious angle to India’s citizenship law. The Supreme Court’s verdict on Ram Mandir was the icing on the cake for the committed BJP voter.