Modi 3.0 — All set to shine again in the world

Some experts say it is no mean less to come to power three times consecutively and this is an aspect that most people are missing out.

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Prime Minister Modi during the election campaign

June 4th- the D-Day – came and went. Despite all hiccups post results, the National Democratic Alliance, led by the Bharatiya Janata Party, is all set to stake power, with Prime Minister, Narendra Modi, to resume his third term. It will be the highest for any Indian PM after former PM, Jawaharlal Nehru, to be sworn in the third consecutive term.

But the results were not on predicted terms, with most Indian news channels going wrong in their predictions. The BJP finally got 240 seats, 32 less than a majority in the 543-member Parliament.

The NDA, in a meeting on June 5th, with two key kingmakers – the regional Janata Dal (United) led by Bihar Chief Minister, Nitish Kumar and Telegu Desam Party, headed by N Chandrababu Naidu, are all set to bag some key ministries and cabinet bargaining is going on. Another post up for grabs is the Lower House Speaker, which are, both reportedly asked for by the JDU and the TDP.   The Speaker’s post is likely to protect alliance partners from any possible split in the future

The important takeaways for the BJP in this election, are good inroads in the southern states of the country, retaining the bastions of Madhya Pradesh and Gujarat, and a spectacular performance in the eastern state of Odisha and a few northern states including the whitewash they did in the capital, Delhi, winning all the 7 seats. But they need to look into Uttar Pradesh and West Bengal, where their seats were considerably reduced.

Some experts say it is no mean less to come to power three times consecutively and this is an aspect that most people are missing out. It is a great Himalayan task they have achieved and kudos to all BJP MPs who have come out victorious in their seats, they said.

From another parlance, the opposition, the Indian National Developmental Inclusive Alliance (INDIA) led by the Congress Party, did better but a lack of unity came in the way. There were several instances, where two opposition parties, part of the alliance, had got candidates contesting against each other in a few states. Experts say this led to a decline in the vote share.

The governing alliance under the BJP had boasted of the development and progress they carried out throughout the country. It has shown it has delivered the goods but there is a section of experts who believe that they can deliver much more than this. Performance can sometimes lead to disenchantment because expectations are sky-high. But there is no doubt that development has taken place in different spheres including civic, health, etc in India.  Still, a lot needs to be done, especially, augmenting the purchasing power of the common man.

The fast development pace under Prime Minister Narendra Modi, has enhanced the country’s image across the world, analysts say. Modi received calls from leaders around the world, after winning the election this term including US President, Joe Biden, Sri Lanka’s President Ranil Wickremesinghe, and Bangladesh Prime Minister, Sheikh Hasina.

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi has already extended invitations to Sri Lankan President Ranil Wickremesinghe and Bangladeshi Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina to attend his swearing-in ceremony scheduled for 8th June.

“India is poised for unprecedented growth in the 3rd term of Modi Government. The grand entry into the top three world leadership is not far and the benchmark of the seven trillion economy is on the cards… let us hold our breath to see India shine again as a world leader,” says Mr Vikas Gupta, founder of the VFN Group, India’s leading tax and wealth advisory firm with more than 150,000 clients from renowned organizations.

Meanwhile, the Congress party leader, Rahul Gandhi alleged that Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Home Minister Amit Shah were directly involved in what he described as the “biggest stock market scam” in which retail investors lost Rs 30 lakh crore. He also demanded a joint parliamentary committee (JPC) probe into it.  BJP’s Piyush Goyal, in a press conference, said, “Rahul Gandhi has still not overcome the loss in the Lok Sabha elections. Now, he is conspiring to mislead the market investors. Today, India has become the fifth-largest economy.” He also said,” The country is poised for a bright future. We are delighted that our allies are equally progressive.”

Ayanjit Sen

Ayanjit Sen is our Special correspondent in New Delhi. He is an International Affairs expert, international-award winning senior journalist, consultant on Media Diplomacy and author. He has worked for over 24 years as a digital and television journalist with CNN (Delhi and Hongkong), BBC News (London and Delhi), ESPN, ABP, The Statesman, India Today Group & Times Now. Nearly half of his career, he has worked with international media organizations. He is currently working as a professor of media management in Bennett University, Noida, Uttar Pradesh, India (part of the Times of India Group). He has worked in several parts of the globe including Indonesia, Malaysia, Sri Lanka, France, Pakistan, Bangladesh, UK and Afghanistan.

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