Ground report: BJP pushed Hindutva hard in Karnataka – so why isn’t it working?
Welcome to The India Fix by Shoaib Daniyal, a newsletter on Indian politics. I had to skip the newsletter for the last week since I was travelling through the great state of Karnataka to get a feel of things before the Assembly elections on May 10. The clash is critical, being a straight Congress versus BJP fight that would set the stage for the 2024 Lok Sabha polls. A win for the BJP would be a big boost for its Hindutva plank and proof that it can win even in the Dravidian states. And if the Congress wins, it would get control of a big state and a metro, Bengaluru, providing critical support for the Lok Sabha elections. So for this week, I have a detailed report on what I saw in the state's heartland: the Old Mysore region.