ON THE MONEY

A ref­er­en­dum on his move to de­mon­e­tise cur­rency, the IN­DIA TO­DAY-Karvy In­sights sur­vey gives Naren­dra Modi a ring­ing en­dorse­ment. But it also warns the PM about the lack of jobs and in­fla­tion

India Today - - LEAD ESSAY - By Raj Chen­gappa

360 NUM­BER OF SEATS NDA IS PRO­JECTED TO WIN OUT OF A TO­TAL OF 543 SEATS

LET’S BE­GIN WITH what Naren­dra Modi is not. What­ever his op­po­nents may say, the prime min­is­ter is not im­petu­ous or hasty in any of his ac­tions. Nor is he a gam­bler ever willing to risk all on a hunch and a prayer.

Then let’s look at what Modi is. Those who know him well and work with him closely say the man is a doer. He is a tough task mas­ter. He is open to ideas. His crit­ics call him au­thor­i­tar­ian, but min­is­ters and bu­reau­crats who have dealt with him on is­sues beg to dis­agree with them. They say the prime min­is­ter is cu­ri­ous, asks per­ti­nent ques­tions and is ever willing to con­sider their sug­ges­tions. He has a strong sense of want­ing to do the

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