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Significance of India's Election for Tibet and Tibetans


In one of the largest collective democratic act in the history of mankind, almost 815 million eligible voters in India are gearing up for the general election in India starting April 7th. The winning party will form the next government in India. Political pundits and media houses in India are all predicting a big win for the opposition BJP led National Democratic Alliance in this election. During this election, many Tibetans residing in India are also expected to take part in this democratic process. Table Talk invites Choekyong Wangchuk, Director of TPPRC, Delhi and Gelek Namgyal, Election observer, Delhi, to discuss the significance of this election to the Tibetans in India, and their perspectives towards the election. 

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