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India’s election results: ‘A very clear, tight slap on PM’s face’

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In an interview to discuss the election results in India, the economist, author and political commentator Parakala Prabhakar said the results are “a very clear and a very tight slap on the face of the prime minister and his party and his way of doing things”.

Describing Narendra Modi as “a baahubali kind of person”, Dr Parakala said: “The people of India have said very clearly they did not like what Narendra Modi was doing, his agenda and the way he ran the government and conducted the campaign.”

In a 30-minute interview with Karan Thapar, Parakala said he is not at all sure how long the new Narendra Modi government will last. To begin with, he questioned whether it will even be formed and then, if it is, he questioned whether it will survive a vote of confidence in the Lok Sabha.

If it does, he said there is a very high possibility that in the next few months the prime minister may be changed, either under pressure from his own party, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) or the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) or allies in the BJP-led National Democratic Alliance (NDA).

And there is even the possibility that Telugu Desam Party supremo Chandrababu Naidu and Janata Dal (United) leader Nitish Kumar could walk out. Both parties are part of the NDA.

Parakala said the challenge facing the PM is a simple but monumental one: “Can old Mr Modi become new Mr Modi?”

When asked if this is possible, Parakala asked: have you ever heard of a wolf in sheep’s clothing actually imagining himself to be a sheep? He said Modi has always been a wolf in wolf’s clothing. This analogy was his way of explaining that he does not believe Modi is capable of a comprehensive makeover of his style of political functioning, character and personality.

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Benedict Lopez
14 Jun 2024 9.21pm

Again another article belittling India. When will Aliran stop with its anti-India articles.

Democracy prevailed in India and Modi is now in his third term, albeit a smaller number of seats. The wishes of the people were loud and clear and were respected.

The world’s largest democracy was once again a showcase in democracy.

When are you going to upload a negative article on that totalitarian regime which denies its people the fundamental right to elect it leaders.

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