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Modi Isn't Flawless, Best We Accept It

In a previous article, I referred to Modi as India's best shot for growth while simultaneously reminding the reader that there were many mistakes committed by his government. This is the definition of rational democratic thought - to be able to weigh our leaders for their merits and demerits and not blindly pledge allegiance to them for a few noteworthy merits while completely shutting our eyes off to any demerits. We don't live under an autocracy, and we certainly don't have a constitution that prohibits freedom of speech, so why do we allow ourselves to be bullied into not criticising the man whose actions will determine the fate of a billion Indians?