The Two Kinds of Verdicts on Narendra Modi’s One Year
Did he or did he not deliver? The opinion is divided, but Modi remains a mainstream favourite.
By Aakar Patel
On TV specials debating the National Democratic Alliance government’s first year in office, there was a clear difference between the English shows I was on and the Hindi and Gujarati ones. The anchors and experts on the English ones were more likely to be critical of Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s performance. They held up to examination 12 months of governance and judged it to be wanting in terms of delivery and achievement. Not much of the change that had been promised had come about, in this view, and things seemed to be the same as under the previous set.