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Will Modi magic work, this time in Kashmir?

He has staked it all on the Jammu and Kashmir decision. He may well succeed, since fortune favours not only the brave but, at times, the reckless as well

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Jammu and Kashmir | Article 370 | Narendra Modi

Shreekant Sambrani 



Shreekant Sambrani

Prime Minister had addressed the nation on November 8, 2016. He did so again on August 8, 2019. The first announced the demonetisation of 86 per cent of currency then in circulation, surely the defining point of Modi 1.0 administration. The latter explained the recently accomplished legislative feat of abrogating of the Constitution and splitting of the state of into two Union Territories of and Ladakh. This will be equally certainly the defining point of Modi 2.0. These decisions were taken in utmost secrecy, with only a handful being privy to them in advance (in case of the Kashmir, though, they were inklings of something being in the works). The fait accompli needed to be explained for wider acceptance, hence these crucial speeches.

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First Published: Mon, August 12 2019. 23:35 IST

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