Attention must be paid to Narendra Modi. A good place to start is the article The Emperor Uncrowned in the Caravan by a Malayali journalist, Vinod K. Jose. The story of the attack on Gulburg Society is chilling.
Modi has been compared to Ronald Reagan (small government conservative supported by the religious right), Margaret Thatcher (Iron Lady), Deng Xiao Ping (economic reform), Nixon (went to China), Putin (wears a shirt sometimes) and inevitably, Hitler. All of this is nonsense. The leader Modi most resembles is Indira Gandhi, whom he admires more than his own party colleague, Vajpayee. (more…)