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24 Sep, 2013

Why Modi is no panacea for India | Arab News

The school students who attentively listened to Bharatiya Janata Party’s (BJP) prime ministerial aspirant Narendra Modi’s “never run after high position” sermon on Teachers’ Day must be a confused lot.

Did they expect Modi, widely believed to be the Hindutva brigades’ talisman, to take a U-turn within days and lobby for his name to be sponsored for the prime ministerial slot despite serious internal disenchantment? Perhaps, the poor schoolchildren have got a dose of what Modi is to bring to India if he ever occupies the prime ministerial chair — a huge mismatch between words and deeds. Though Modi’s public relations advisors are working overtime to reinvent this Hindutva mascot’s image to make him more acceptable to the minorities, it is indeed a gargantuan task to erase the dark sides of his polarizing persona.

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