If media reports over the last two years and the words of BJP veterans like Arun Shourie are to be culled together, it has become apparent that Prime Minister Modi prefers a corporate style of functioning with the PM exercising complete control like the CEO of a corporation. After decades of slow growth, policy paralysis, institutionalised corruption and administrative inefficiencies, many, especially from the corporate world, believed that this was precisely what India needed.
While someday we might thank Modi for infusing this thinking into Indian politics, two years into this exercise it has become apparent this is simply not working. This could mean one of two things. Modi is not the right man to pilot this exercise because he is simply incapable. Alternately, it might be a case of him presently being ill-equipped for the job but that his time will come. It also means that if you want to live by the sword, you should be willing to Die By The Sword as well.
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