India and China, the tortoise and the hare

The BJP’s new voters were attracted by Modi’s reputation as the man who brought rapid development to the state of Gujarat, which he has ruled for the past 13 years. They want him to do the same thing nationally.

Narendra Modi Photo
Narendra Modi in the state of Uttar Pradesh on May 7.
Gwynne Dyer
Published: Friday, 05/23/2014 12:13 am EDT

Soon after winning an absolute majority in the Indian parliamentary elections, Narendra Modi promised “to make the 21st century India’s century.” If he can avoid tripping over his own ideology, he might just succeed.

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