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The nationwide lockdown has united the resolve of 1.3 billion Indians to undertake sacrifices to defeat the coronavirus.
Modi govt was aware of the situation building up. It’s strange that Tablighi Jamaat members in Delhi were allowed to return without any checks or quarantine.
Demonetisation’s political gain was to rebrand the BJP as a pro-poor party. The poorly implemented coronavirus lockdown is undoing that image.
MPs were warning about the severity of Covid-19. But Modi govt, whose AYUSH Ministry kept advocating homeopathy, didn’t wake up until Kanika Kapoor incident.
Once again, the prolonged period of Covid-19 pandemic crisis will shine the light on India’s state capacity. But should India depend only on its elite bureaucracy?
Modi’s ratings now depend heavily on his managing the health crisis, but as the Hindutva agenda is side-stepped, the opposition has a new opening.
Thousands of working-class poor are on the move due to the coronavirus lockdown imposed by Modi with only four hours' notice, only to face a brutal police crackdown.
The Modi government must ensure constant and credible communication to allay any fears and panic among Indians. A good example of this is in Kerala.
As the coronavirus claimed hundreds of lives in Europe and made its way to the US, Modi government sought to redefine the Latin phrase, ‘nemo resideo’.
From former US president George W Bush to former Madhya Pradesh CM Arjun Singh and ex-Odisha CM Giridhar Gamang, calamities have tested the mettle of many leaders.