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He must turn around India's governance, not just its economy or taxes.
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Ideal as Modi's proposed reform may sound, the devil lies in the details. At this juncture, it is bound to work only on paper and its implementation would go against the fabric of our democracy, leading to confusion and a chaotic election season.
In the mid 90s, Bihar was famously gripped by a parallel mafia government that controlled dealings relating to land, mining, sand, liquor, excise, forest etc. Twenty years later, little seems to have changed. While the mafias may have been neutralised to a certain degree, the influence of money and muscle power in elections has increased disproportionately.