NDA replicates ‘UPA’ despite huge mandate
The day Prime Minister Narendra Modi led NDA knocked the UPA out of race, post polls, public, and investors both retail and institutional went gung-ho sensing decisive leadership to be have arrived finally in New Delhi.
After a decade of drift, courtesy barefaced policy paralysis, pushing country’s economy into pit for no one to pull it back – Modi’s proven record in Gujarat and his tall promises which pledged a ray of hope promised a tonne.
Rightly so, his is the only government with a colossal electoral mandate since 1984.
With his arrival proletariats felt that bourgeoise’s days are limited.
What’s more is that the man talked about taking tough steps, no pussyfooting mind you, no matter if it strips him of his highly popular image. It was going all well – a must read saga it was of a prince routing the enemies all alone on the bare back of his horse named “development.”
He began with ordering 14 per cent rise in rail fares. He received instant brickbats. Popularity graph fell. He felt sad. And, feet began shivering.
He immediately rolled back the overdue rise in suburban train tickets in Mumbai.
Though the rail budget is yet to make a landing on house floor, but ability of the Modi regime to bite bullet appears suspect – same as UPA was but they have a validation, a raison d’être well bought by all that they lack backing of a majoritarian mandate.
It’s just the start. Things would be tougher ahead.
It puts a question mark on whether the new government can indeed slash subsidies that usually go to the politically vocal rather than the poor.
The game ahead will be more interesting, but intense obviously. Nevertheless, NDA replicated ‘UPA’ despite huge mandate. Didn’t it?