The year-long run-up to the next general elections—which will traverse through the Assembly polls in 2018 in several states including the BJP-ruled Madhya Pradesh, Rajasthan and Chhattisgarh—is already throwing up signs of the Opposition exploring a strategy of coordination for the big event.
At this year’s Golden Globes, Oprah Winfrey’s presence and words were a balm for the walking-wounded among us; hurting in countless ways from abuse, discrimination, injustice and inequality. Oprah communicated: I see you. I feel your pain. Hang on. Better days are coming. Inspired, and recognising the life-giving phenomenon called hope, America responded. #Oprah 2020 immediately sprung up on Twitter along with #OprahforPresident.
That the Narendra Modi government earnestly desires high growth is indisputable. This is in sharp contrast with the attitude of the previous regime, which was following mutually exclusive policies: formulating schemes for the “redistribution” of wealth, while doing everything to ensure wealth destruction and fiscal ruin—distributing wealth even when there was none. This was not surprising because it was guided by all manner of Lefties.