Democracy is a great equalizer. It requires no degree, caste or class for electing a representative or becoming one.
All it requires is keeping voters believe in you. This can be achieved via fueling hope and banking on emotions. We voters forget past, we don’t judge. We are like a herd divided on caste, religion, and ideology. We live in our own echo chambers and confirmation bias. With 24/7 news channel and newspapers fuels in the propaganda.
Last resort when nothing works: nationalism comes for the rescue. For the sake of country vote us.
Real agenda of health, illiteracy, women’s health, regional and religion independence gets no mention.
New India has no opposition, no one to check on the misdeed of government. Time will tell if a democratic leader is going to turn into an authoritarian regime.