Modi's truths, government's credibility

'One can't understand why, for example, the shifting of the Amar Jawan Jyoti had to be done so quietly', says the author

PM Narendra Modi

PM Narendra Modi

T C A Srinivasa-Raghavan
As the BJP enters into a marathon of 16 Assembly and one general election between now and 2024, and Nirmala Sitharaman prepares to kick it all off with her fourth budget, the Modi government is faced with an age-old problem: Why is its credibility so low even when it’s telling the truth?

Many unbiased commentators and experts have noted that its record of achievement is very strong. Even the record of attempting reform, and of getting things to work, is quite admirable.

Yet it has a serious credibility problem that it seems unable to overcome. If it said the sun will rise in the east tomorrow, it will not be immediately accepted as the truth. Rural loos, water in household
Disclaimer: These are personal views of the writer. They do not necessarily reflect the opinion of or the Business Standard newspaper

First Published: Jan 28 2022 | 11:30 PM IST

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