Narendra Modi’s capital connect
He’s the man of the hour, undoubtedly. Narendra Modi’s oratorical skills stand unchallenged and it was proved once again as the BJP’s PM nominee took the capital by storm. As Modi, whom many deem the face of India’s future, beamed from over 100 flat-screen TVs placed at various significant junctions of the national capital, Delhi came face to face with the phenomenal surge that is Modi-mania. Evidently, BJP’s frantic efforts to galvanise Delhi and resurrection of the Modi factor in the largely Sheila Dikshit-dominated city have paid off and the capital is going gaga over the Gujarat CM’s swashbuckling ease at commanding and retaining leadership roles. Congress seemed to have been razed to the ground with the salvos fired by the BJP’s chosen one, and despite the faux pas in which Modi aimed his verbal bullets at the Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif over an alleged, clearly misquoted comment, nevertheless, the saffron camp’s blue-eyed boy has almost managed to take the iron fortress that is New Delhi, sounding the clarion call for a head-to-head battle with the Congress camp. No wonder, BJP’s leadership crisis is over and under Modi’s technosavvy guidance, the party is bound to take new strides in the next general elections. So, it remains to be seen if the boost would be translated into actual electoral gains, both in the Delhi Assembly polls and the elections in 2014.