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Assembly elections 2018: Can 'Modi magic' be saved?

Local anti-incumbency in the state elections has got intertwined with anti-incumbency against the Modi government at the centre

Bharat Bhushan

It has been said that magicians like politicians draw the attention of the audience away from what they are really doing. The election campaign of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) in the ongoing state assembly election can be best understood as a theatrical magic performance.  The BJP, especially twin campaigners -- Prime Minister Narendra Modi and party president Amit Shah -- are actually directing attention away from their own dismal performance by focussing on the achievements of the chief ministers of the election-going states.  The 2 lakh strong “Dharma ...