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29 Jun, 2014

Testing times ahead for Modi | Arab News

There are no “ifs” and “buts” about Narendra Modi’s strong communication skills, the positive impact of which has helped him succeed politically to head the new Indian government. Modi was probably not prepared for his leadership being practically challenged through strong protests against his government’s initial moves. These include protests against hike in rail fare and promotion of Hindi language as well as a virtual collapse of his 100-day agenda. Even before settling down comfortably in his office as the country’s new prime minister, he has been compelled to reflect on the negative impact of these issues. His real test as a strong leader has begun now.

Soon after assuming office, Modi claimed that he would change the country within 100 days. Even before Modi government completed 25 days in office; it became clear that it had backtracked on its much-trumpeted 100-day agenda.

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