Narendra Modi govt’s creative destruction
The Narendra Modi government's aim is a radical right-wing revolutionin the economy, in society, in culture. The current disruptions are a symptom of that revolution
Support for the Narendra Modi government is not what it used to be. The Reserve Bank of India’s (RBI’s) survey of consumer confidence found that in December 2017, 50.7% of those surveyed expected their incomes to increase a year ahead; in September 2014, 63.9% had said they expected their incomes to go up a year later. There are other straws in the wind—farmers and Dalits are restive, while the middle-class mood is reflected in the profusion of jokes about the Prime Minister on WhatsApp messages, a marked change from earlier.