The assumption is that it is a strong leader like the current prime minister who will make India powerful. But, true greatness will elude this nation, no matter how brilliant the individual at the helm may be.
In India, the Hindu right wing is hounding writer Ramachandra Guha calling him anti-national. In Pakistan, people are objecting to the Supreme Court decision that freed a poor Christian woman who was jailed for many years on the false charge of defaming Islam.
If we were to look at the various reservation agitations by the large dominant peasant groups, the Patidars, the Jats and the Marathas, we would conclude that not enough jobs are being created to shift people from agriculture to the modern economy.