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Under cover of Covid-19, Modi regime has stepped up its attack on Indian democracy – By Ramachandra Guha

The Modi-Shah regime, which is authoritarian by instinct and belief, has used the pandemic to further undermine the processes of constitutional democracy and strengthen its hold over State and society.

In pursuit of its ambitions, the regime has launched a multi-pronged attack on the Indian Parliament, Indian federalism, the Indian press and Indian civil society organisations….

In the years he was chief minister of Gujarat, Narendra Modi displayed a consistent contempt for legislative procedure…. Modi has carried this contempt for consultation with him to New Delhi.