In politics, size matters
Given its social and religious agenda, the BJP would baulk at implementing some of Lee's ideas on protecting minority rights
When I lived in Singapore from 1991 to 1999, I met many Indian visitors who were amazed by the clean, well-run city where people crossed the road only when the traffic lights let them and nobody honked; and where every tree and building knew its precise place. It was a fine city—with a fine for everything, the joke went; India was a country with rules for everything but only fools obeyed the rules. All we need is Lee Kuan Yew, they’d say. After the reforms of 1991, many Indian leaders came to Singapore, seeking investments and keen to learn how Lee had done it.