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Modi govt is fighting with voters who backed him with passion: youth

Six months after returning to power with a huge mandate, Modi government is stuck fighting students - its most ardent voters who are now pessimistic, hopeless and even angry

Shekhar Gupta  |  New Delhi 

Shekhar Gupta

Competitive sport follows the system of leagues — upper, middle, lower, senior and junior and so on. A contestant’s stature determines the league in which she plays. One who stoops down to play at a much lower level, or fight with the “bachchas” (juniors), diminishes her/his own stature.

We are applying this test to our politics, specifically to the way the BJP government is handling student protests. A simpler way of understanding this is how our great old wrestler-actor Dara Singh handled any new challenger. He asked him to fight his brother Randhawa ...

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First Published: Sat, January 11 2020. 01:15 IST
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