11 May, 2021

Delhi Diary

When an old pseudo-secularist like me says get ready for a Narendra Modi-led NDA government, you’d better believe it

Delhi Diary
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Brace for PM Modi

When an old pseudo-secularist like me says get ready for a Narendra Modi-led NDA government, you’d better believe it. Unless some divine agency intervenes, the Congress is heading for an electoral rout. The AAP, high on its initial success, seems unlikely to pose a serious challenge in the general election.

What kind of prime minister will Narendra Modi make? Even the most informed and insightful pundit has no answer to that riddle. If he behaves the way his critics expect him to, the country is in for big trouble. India is not Gujarat. Therefore, his autocratic style of governing, which worked well in his home state, will spell disaster for him when he moves into 7, Race Course Road. And if his cabinet team consists of cronies like Amit Shah, we can say goodbye to good governance.

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