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Letter: Read the public mind

The lesson to be learnt from electoral politics is to read the mind of the public correctly and adapt one's strategy

Y G Chouksey  |  Pune 

Deepak Lal’s article, “On populism” (November 30) was scholarly. It seems populism has different meaning, purpose and form in the minds of scholars and the public. 

Donald Trump’s election as US president on the mandate of exclusivity for white men was unexpected in a country known for its liberalism. Similarly, UK voters severing ties with the European Union was much to the chargin of experts. In India, Narendra Modi’s victory in 2104 was the result of him reading the people’s minds correctly. While the Opposition harped on the Bharatiya Janata Party’s communalism, Modi emphasised growth for all.

The lesson to be learnt from electoral politics is to read the mind of the public correctly and adapt one’s strategy. An important pattern emerging from these unexpected wins is that the gap between the perception of public good by intellectuals (including the media) and that of the public is widening. Whether this is evidence of public ignorance or static thinking by experts is worth pondering over.

Y G Chouksey   Pune

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Letter: Read the public mind

The lesson to be learnt from electoral politics is to read the mind of the public correctly and adapt one's strategy

The lesson to be learnt from electoral politics is to read the mind of the public correctly and adapt one's strategy
Deepak Lal’s article, “On populism” (November 30) was scholarly. It seems populism has different meaning, purpose and form in the minds of scholars and the public. 

Donald Trump’s election as US president on the mandate of exclusivity for white men was unexpected in a country known for its liberalism. Similarly, UK voters severing ties with the European Union was much to the chargin of experts. In India, Narendra Modi’s victory in 2104 was the result of him reading the people’s minds correctly. While the Opposition harped on the Bharatiya Janata Party’s communalism, Modi emphasised growth for all.

The lesson to be learnt from electoral politics is to read the mind of the public correctly and adapt one’s strategy. An important pattern emerging from these unexpected wins is that the gap between the perception of public good by intellectuals (including the media) and that of the public is widening. Whether this is evidence of public ignorance or static thinking by experts is worth pondering over.

Y G Chouksey   Pune

can be mailed, faxed or e-mailed to: 
The Editor, Business Standard
Nehru House, 4 Bahadur Shah Zafar Marg 
New Delhi 110 002 
Fax: (011) 23720201  ·  E-mail: letters@bsmail.in
All must have a postal address and telephone number

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Letter: Read the public mind

The lesson to be learnt from electoral politics is to read the mind of the public correctly and adapt one's strategy

Deepak Lal’s article, “On populism” (November 30) was scholarly. It seems populism has different meaning, purpose and form in the minds of scholars and the public. 

Donald Trump’s election as US president on the mandate of exclusivity for white men was unexpected in a country known for its liberalism. Similarly, UK voters severing ties with the European Union was much to the chargin of experts. In India, Narendra Modi’s victory in 2104 was the result of him reading the people’s minds correctly. While the Opposition harped on the Bharatiya Janata Party’s communalism, Modi emphasised growth for all.

The lesson to be learnt from electoral politics is to read the mind of the public correctly and adapt one’s strategy. An important pattern emerging from these unexpected wins is that the gap between the perception of public good by intellectuals (including the media) and that of the public is widening. Whether this is evidence of public ignorance or static thinking by experts is worth pondering over.

Y G Chouksey   Pune

can be mailed, faxed or e-mailed to: 
The Editor, Business Standard
Nehru House, 4 Bahadur Shah Zafar Marg 
New Delhi 110 002 
Fax: (011) 23720201  ·  E-mail: letters@bsmail.in
All must have a postal address and telephone number

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