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Modi's BJP facing defeat in Delhi polls due to contentious citizenship laws: FM Qureshi

Modi's BJP facing defeat in Delhi polls due to contentious citizenship laws: FM Qureshi

Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi on Monday said India's ruling Bhartya Janata Party (BJP) was facing imminent defeat in New Delhi polls due to premier Narendra Modi's contentious moves concerning new citizenship laws.

Addressing a gathering of the Federation of Pakistan Chambers of Commerce & Industry (FPCCI) in Karachi, the foreign minister said since the BJP's victory in the 2019 general elections in India, the party had to "face difficulties" in three state elections.

"As for the Delhi elections, where results will be announced tomorrow, it is expected the BJP will face a lot of difficulties and is facing a huge defeat," Qureshi said.




The foreign minister said there could be several reasons for the BJP facing these setbacks, but particularly highlighted the Indian government's "cruel" policies in occupied Kashmir and the "countrywide protests that have resulted after the introduction of the CAA and the NRC" as the major reasons.

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