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Voters everywhere seem willing to give Modi a chance: Supriya Shrinate, ET Now

"People are not going to wait and be embroiled in caste politics. These numbers really tell a story there."

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Updated: Dec 23, 2014, 04.33 PM IST
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"People are not going to wait and be embroiled in caste politics. These numbers really tell a story there."
"People are not going to wait and be embroiled in caste politics. These numbers really tell a story there."
Supriya Shrinate of ET Now talks about the significance of the Jharkhand and J&K election results. Excerpts:

ET Now: Whichever way one cuts and dissects, clearly it is advantage Narendra Modi. Your take?

Supriya Shrinate: Absolutely, and he has not lost any mind space as far as the Indian voter is concerned. Despite being ridden down by critics, he still does enjoy a lot of mind space in Indian electorate.

Talking of J&K, it seems to be the time of soul-searching for the Abdullahs and the Gandhis there. The PDP and the BJP are not really strange bedfellows. They have been together before and speculation is rife that they will be forming the next government together because none of them reached the half-way mark. None of them reached the clear majority of 44. So they may be aligning their forces.

Modi enjoying mind space in India’s only Muslim-majority state holds a lesson for many. The Rajya Shabha was adjourned time and again due to the conversion issue, but look at what the country’s only Muslim-majority state has done. It has given the BJP 25-odd seats.

In Jharkhand the picture is very different. This is a clear majority. The Congress has been completely routed. The JMM at 19 and JVM at 6 are far behind. The results augur bad things for neighbouring states like Bihar and UP. This spells serious trouble for other parties in that region. If Modi has captured such space in states like Jharkhand and Jammu and Kashmir, then it is clear that a very different India is rooting for him. An India that does not really believe in caste and creed politics.

People want development. They are willing to give Narendra Modi a chance. They are not going to wait and be embroiled in caste politics. These numbers really tell a story there.

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