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Agnipath: Prime Minister Narendra Modi's 'Nike model' just doesn't do it

From land acquisition to GST to Agnipath, the Prime Minister seems to put outcome ahead of the process


T C A Srinivasa-Raghavan
Until Narendra Modi became prime minister, it was generally assumed that political polarisation was something that happened to the uneducated masses who could be fooled easily.

But things have changed now, as the fuss over the much-needed service reform via the Agnipath programme shows. Educated, vastly experienced, and perfectly sensible people, too, are polarised now where one side thinks Mr Modi can do no wrong and the other thinks he can't do anything right. Facts have become irrelevant.

And this is because of the prime minister. His intent is right. His style of achieving that intent is bewildering.

Not just that. PM Modi
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First Published: Jun 19 2022 | 8:08 AM IST

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