Butchered in Bihar: A View from the Outside
Perhaps the worst lesson of the outcome of the Bihar election is that India is poised to become the backward Bihar. People voted with their feet, because the direction they are hurtling towards is known: an abyss. The BJP and Modi won because they told a story to the Indian people that shared a dream, gave some hope and sounded rather pretty. Having begun to talk like a bureaucrat now, Modi’s ‘development’ mantra appears to be fast losing resonance.
S N Balagangadhara indiafacts.co.in