Should Narendra Modi be India’s next Prime Minister?
Sheela Bhatt writes:
The language, phrases and symbols (comparing the Congress to termites) that he uses are an integral part of his politics. Take it or oppose him, he won’t change it. The editorial writers in newspapers may have an issue but his ‘catchment area’ absorbs it. He has a killer instinct. He has violent bug to identify his enemy early and go against him/her the whole hog.
Study closely what he has done in the last ten years in Gujarat. He blunted the growth of the Congress so successfully. The Gujarat assembly is almost a defunct body. Even the BJP MLAs do not know what’s happening in the assembly at most times.
Modi works closely with his core team consisting of managers, executives, IAS and IPS officers. He is extremely secretive. The Chief Minister’s Office in Gandhingar is the all powerful body that has been successful in achieving the targets set by Modi. IPS and IAS officers are pawns in his games and they deliver because their actual power remains more than the elected MLAs of ruling party.
The Gujarat cabinet is a rubber stamp. Most of his colleagues are no match for Modi and some are so subservient that it even irritates Modi sometimes. Since the last ten years he has been ruling without obstruction to his ‘not-so-refined’ style. [Rediff]
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