In the neoliberal language of stakeholder engagement, Modi ji was renewing the ‘social licence to operate’ in a crisis. In a crisis these events are a way to engage but also gauge the levels of buy in from the ground. This can also be a good thermometer check on the sentiment, as trust is often the glue to implement wide scale policy interventions. No other leader would have been able to call this lockdown. DeMo was the trailer. Liberal arts needs an upgrade to comprehend Modiji’s grassroots linked politics.
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