Modi united India like no PM: After controversial cover story, TIME magazine now changes stance in latest article



Weeks after TIME magazine featured Narendra Modi on the cover of its international edition with a controversial headline, it has now run an article that says no prime minister has united India in decades the way he has done. The article titled The article comes just days after BJP secured a landslide victory in the countrys general elections, winning 303 seats in the 542-member Lok Sabha. Also Read: Narendra Modi swearing-in ceremony LIVE Ladwa, who in 2014 had led the Research Analysis and Messaging division of the Narendra Modi for Prime Minister campaign, further writes that Modi won a massive mandate as he managed to transcend Indias greatest fault line: the class divide. The article is published in the TIME Ideas section, which the publication said As Modi enters his second term as leader of the worlds largest democracy, Ladwa writes that he still has work to do. This will require him to remain the pragmatic politician he is, and continue to shun the temptations of populism as he sets out his stall for a second term. While all achievements of the Modis government are still But his work has been given the thumbs up at the ballot box by the Indian voters for directly addressing the root causes of some of Indias divisions. For them, the Modi dream of a New India remains very much intact, In another article titled How Will Modi Use His Election Mandate? published on the TIME website, Alyssa Ayres, senior fellow for India, Pakistan, and South Asia at the Council on Foreign Relations, writes that the It could happen. But equally possible might be an approach that continues a focus on infrastructure, sanitation and other development projects necessary for improved prosperity but not necessarily keys to unlocking greater bilateral trade and investment,