Narendra Modi is right now speaking at a Victory Rally in Varanasi and performing a religious ritual as he prepares to take the helm of India. The roadshows, the 3D holograms and the communication process was quite a spectacle. BJP ran quite a campaign–a page out of the two Barack Obama Campaigns with its’ slick utilization of technology in major ways.
These are truly exciting times for the people of India, as they have grown to be “Modified” Stock Markets have arisen, people are excited and the anticipation is ever more. His one statement which I retweeted goes to the heart of what I hope he remembers as he begins to form his Government:
In a democracy there are political rivals but no enemies. People’s mandate is important & together we have to work for welfare of the people
— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi)
His message of bringing everyone aboard is also quite welcome. I tweeted my congratulations to his Twitter Account and underscored that fact that it will be the actions that will determine what will happen. I also saw the farewell speech by the outgoing Prime Minister, Dr. Manmohan Singh. One analyst said it best: It is a testament to the Democratic resiliency of India that both Dr. Singh and Mr. Modi–both children of less privileged backgrounds–have been able to attain the highest office in the land. Although Congress has been defeated, their death and demise is yet to be realized—although they have to learn some lessons