In his eloquent electoral victory speech from the BJP headquarters, Prime Minister Narendra Modi made a commitment to his supporters that he would do nothing for himself. One of the biggest challenges that Modi 2.0 faces is how to protect brand India from his adversaries both within and outside the country. Mind you, PM Modi, as many global leaders will now admit, can be very charming when he wants to be. The orchestrator of the Pulwama attack, the Pakistan based Jaish-e-Mohammed group, is known for violent retaliation with its leader, Masood Azhar, not interested whether this leads to all-out hostilities. If the schemes succeed, the state leadership will claim credit; failure will be dumped squarely on Modi.
Source: Hindustan Times May 24, 2019 15:41 UTC