While Congress is immersed in Bhakti of one family after 1947, BJP is immersed in Bharat Bhakti, the Bhakti of 125 crore * Indians!
For BJP, India's youth are not just voters but they are the Nation's power & strength. I appeal all youngsters to register to vote and
understand their strength in the form of vote.
-Narendra Modi, stump speech, probably earlier than 1 Oct 2013.
* 125 * 10,000,000 = 1,250,000,000
Summary: BJP's astonishing dominance of the last elections will allow Narendra Modi to do exactly as he wishes for the next five years,
by my reckoning. An era has come to an end: the Congress Party and its devotion to the Nehru/Gandhi dynasty have been sent packing.
Congress Party were so soundly defeated they don't even lead the opposition. Half of India is under the age of 25: they're in open revolt
against the establishment figures. Yet India is more than the sum of its parts. Emerging from a still-relevant ancient history, its political figures
emerge from mythic roots, not wedge issues, as do American politics.
Modi-ji has little foreign policy experience. That doesn't much matter: India's critical issues are internal, chiefly corruption. I think he'll do just fine,
even with the USA. Modi will find allies in odd corners of the landscape: I believe India's bureaucracies are sick of being mismanaged. The Indian
expatriate community will reappear, to invest in a modern India.