Why do we choose Narendra Modi again and again? Pradeep Gupta, India’s leading election forecaster, helps us understand why he remains in power.
Congress, the main opposition to BJP since decades, has not been able to offer a strong contender against Narendra Modi. If Rahul Gandhi was to be this, he was never given a chance – neither was he officially declared a prime ministerial candidate by the UPA, nor has he been able to gather appeal from the electorate.
With over sixty percent share of parliamentary seats, the North and West part of India have greater population and density and therefore, a representative from there is more likely to succeed. In these parts of the country, Hindi is spoken or understood by almost the entire population and therefore a successful PM contender needs to be a strong communicator in Hindi.
The Dynastic Appeal – Repelled
Modi is able to project a special dedication to the country. For citizens who are tired of dynasties like the Gandhis and Thackerays, Modi’s bachelorhood is also perceived as his single-mindedness towards the country and a lack of interest in furthering his family’s progress.
Capturing the Common Man-tality