The government suffers from trust deficit, dialogue deficit and team deficit. The prime minister should realise that India is not Gujarat multiplied by 29. Any attempt to imprint homogeneity on India’s immense variegation in polity, economics, cultures and ways of life will be disastrous.
The BJP government as envisioned by the RSS rests on a tripod: governance, transparency and Hindutva. Not much has happened on any count. They are making compromises based on half-truths or convenient truths. The PDP-BJP coalition in Jammu and Kashmir, the land acquisition bill—these are the glaring examples.
The government and the party both still seem to be in election mode. If Modi cannot run the government, he should serve as an apprentice to someone senior. He shouldn’t act in undue haste. Chawal ko jaldi utaar den to kaccha rah jata hai, aur dubara pakayen to jal jata hai (If you take the pot off the fire too early, the rice remains uncooked; and if you try to reheat it, the rice will get burnt).
Unfortunately, everybody has been made...