India’s nationalist “Bharatiya Janata Party” (BJP) has won the election and its leader Narendra Modi, announced “a new era for India, free from corruption and a strong economic recovery”.

Indian citizens are hoping for a prosperous future, but according to the Global Council of Indian Christians in order for this to happen the next government needs to “change its priorities” and “forward-looking, transparent men, with a noble and clean heart.”

In a note sent to Fides Agency, by the Global Council of Indian Christians, the group said this will only be possible “if the government limits the violent action of Hindu extremist groups; ensures and protects the rights of Dalits and minorities enshrined in the Constitution and combats violence against women.”

Source: Agenzia Fides