Narendra Modi has been the most transformative Prime Minister India ever had. In popularity and power he surpassed both Jawaharlal Nehru and Indira Gandhi. In reforms he broke the record of P.V. Narasimha Rao and A.B. Vajpayee. He instilled aspiration in Indians as never before.
Under Modi, India witnessed the greatest power shift—the BJP with a new political narrative and style emerging the ruling party and replacing the six-decade supremacy of the Congress. The government became modern, digital, graft free, accountable, and credible and is involving the public like never before. It brought GST, demonetisation and India-centric diplomacy, scrapped obsolete systems and rules, fixed targets and goals on Clean India drive, welfare schemes, and building of roads and ports.
How Modicare, free cooking gas, smart cities and ease of doing business are changing lives. What are the tales of Rafale, lynchings, award returns and intolerance. How Modi and Arun Jaitley are cleaning up the NPA mess. How affirmative actions ensured a new deal for minorities, OBC and SC/ST groups. How anti-Modism is driving the Opposition. How Amit Shah has made BJP an election roller coaster. How Nitin Gadkari in four years has built more roads than in UPA’s 10 years; How Modi ended cronyism exposed in the Radia tapes. How Modi has changed systems and made a new India; How the Modi leadership can be defined in ethos, pathos and logos. This book is a detailed assessment of Modi’s impact on Indian polity and its course in the future.
Dr R. Balashankar is a political analyst, activist and academic. He has been extensively writing on the new phase in Indian polity. He is a former Editor of Organiser weekly and former National Convenor of the Bharatiya Janata Party’s (BJP) Intellectual Cell. He was advisor to Dr. Murli Manohar Joshi, the Union Minister for HRD and Science and Technology, in the Vajpayee Government from 1998-2004.
Balashankar headed the Sant Kabir Chair for Development Communication of the Kushabhau Thakre University, Raipur. He has a PhD in History of Information Technology in India and postgraduate degrees in History and Economics.
He is a regular columnist for NDTV, Outlook, DailyO and many other publications. Currently, he is the Co-convenor of BJP’s Department on National Training Programme and Department of Publications.
He has also authored two more books—Agitation against Bengal Partition and History of Indian Telecommunication.
“…The book is rich in reference value. It is evident that a considerable amount of research has been done before the book took this shape. It has covered all aspects, politics, social, economic and even administrative of the Good Governance that PM Modi has been working hard to bring about. The uniqueness of this book is in bringing to the fore the value addition that PM Modi has been trying to make, to not only the system of governance in India but also Indian polity in general. I am sure it would help all those who want to evaluate the performance of the Modi government objectively.”
—Amit Shah, Rajya Sabha MP and National President of Bharatiya Janata Party
Publication Date: 08-12-2018