The anointment of Shri Narendra Modi as the BJP’s Prime Ministerial candidate for the coming Lok Sabha elections is a belated but bold and pragmatic decision of the Party. Given that the country’s most uninspiring PM has plunged the nation into a quagmire of external and internal problems, Modi’s elevation has come as a whiff of fresh air. There’s no denying that the country’s failure on almost every front from internal security to foreign policy, has portrayed India as an overpopulated nation incapable of governing itself. No wonder all our neighbours have been threatening us. In such a scenario. Modi could rise above the parochial barriers of regionalism, casteism and religious fanaticism and lead the nation forward.
SHIVAJI K MOITRA, Kharagpur