Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s demonetisation drive is implemented poorly, as critics as well as many common citizens will agree. May be process was difficult. Yet, most people see in Prime Minister Modi a person, who is
- really working hard;
- not trying to benefit his family and friends;
- trying to bring change in the face of huge obstruction;
- offering a vision of different India to people;
Critics of Narendra Modi and opposition politicians are not thinking like Modi. There is a qualitative difference in thought process between Modi and opposition leaders. Most politicians are stuck in politics of retaining power. Modi is thinking “if I cannot do anything for people, what is the point in staying in power?” Most politicians are trying to highlight how lives of common people have become difficult. Modi is telling them how he can change peoples lives forever.
Since independence, people of India have faced a lot of difficulty most of the time. So difficulty is not new for them. Hope, however, is novel. People can also see someone has staked everything for a different India against a powerful opposition. People are most likely excited about change, about vision of a new India, that is why despite numerous difficulties and set backs in personal lives, majority of people appear to bear with Modi.
To beat Narendra Modi, political opposition has to think differently. Opposition has to show something bigger and better. Opposition, however, lack imagination and courage.