Yesterday, the seventh phase of polling ended and several news channels and political research teams predicted that the ruling NDA would come back to power.
In the biggest controversy to hit BJP this election season, oppositon took on Prime Minister Narendra Modi for an interview to a newschannel called as NewsNation. In his interview Prime Minister said that he gave a go ahead to the Balakot Airstrike despite the poor weather conditions that were prevalent that day. The opposition attacked the Prime Minister for claiming that bad weather on the day of the air strikes benefited India as it acted as a stealth from Pakistani Radar.
Beggars were removed. Walls were cleaned up. A city was spruced up. But have you wondered why India, Telangana and US were in an overdrive mode for Global Entrepreneurship Summit?
Telangana pips Andhra:
For Telangana, one of India’s youngest state, this summit was a victory in the battle of ego. KCR toiled hard to ensure the event was held in Hyderabad, ensuring a victory over rival/neighbouring/sister state of Andhra Pradesh.
Modi’s diplomatic charm offensive:
This summit will benefit Prime Minister Narendra Modi in many ways. Not only will this bolster his image across the globe as a World Leader but will also attract his most hardcore fans- the NRIs. PM Modi is pro-capitalist and what better way to attract entrepreneurs than a summit?
PR exercise for Ivanka?
At W20 summit earlier this year Ivanka was booed. A major embarrassment for the young lady who aims to be her father’s political inheritor. Global Entrepreneurship Summit is her first major solo venture as the Advisor to White House. Many believe that she could be the First Woman President America has been waiting for. The theme of this summit is woman empowerment : a clear alignment with her political strategy.
But can Ivanka really change the tide? Can this summit propel her image as a female crusader of change? Only history can be a better judge of that. But if Ivanka seeks a long-standing political career, she will have to outshine her eccentric father and her prodigal husband.
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Blog by Isheeta Bali
There are very few subliminal moments in history. Moments that leave an everlasting impact. For many Indians, November 8, 2016 happened to be one of them.