05 March, 2021

Delhi Diary

Vindictiveness was a trait attributed by many to Prime Minister Narendra Modi. In fact, we have seen precisely the opposite.

Delhi Diary
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So Far, So Good

Vindictiveness was a trait attributed by many to Prime Minister Narendra Modi. He had made numerous enemies inside his party and outside—and they were petrified when he led the BJP to a personal victory. Well, we’ve seen nothing of the revenge impulse yet. In fact, we have seen precisely the opposite.

Take the media, for instance. One of the first things the new I&B minister, Prakash Javadekar, stressed was freedom of the press, pointing out that he himself came from a family of journalists. Therefore, he claimed his commitment to a free press should be taken for granted. Furthermore, the minister dismissed fears that some kind of witch-hunt of journalists, who had been identified as hostile to Modi, may be in the offing. Nothing of that kind was going to happen, the minister promised. Finally, the government had no plans for external...

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