In the 72 years as an independent nation, the importance and sacredness of Parliament has never been in any doubt. No doubt the institution itself has contributed to this veneration. Yet, in a country where moorti puja is widespread, it would not be wrong to suggest that the sheer splendour of Parliament House has been an important factor.
Over the decades, these erstwhile refugees have not only been seamlessly integrated but many have risen spectacularly.
The belief that the judiciary, apart from being independent, is duty bound to clip the wings of the executive has long enjoyed intellectual sanction.
Modi’s is a style of leadership that involves the least amount of stop-gap improvisation.
It is instructive to recall the events of 1990 in the context of recent happenings in West Bengal.
The only good news is that Bengal is now probably no longer content to step aside from the national momentum.
This cussedness hasn’t come about because Prime Minister Narendra Modi is a polarising figure and previous prime ministers weren’t.
Since the Prime Minister will be the centrepiece of the election, the question is: what does Modi 2019 stand for?
Indians are realising that history is much more than what politically correct textbooks revealed.
The 2019 general election will probably be the most data-driven democratic exercise, with communities of voters being wooed on the strength of their preferences, prejudices and vulnerabilities.
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