The first part of the budget session got over. Members of Parliament have returned to their homes or constituencies. Some continue to be in Delhi to attend parliamentary committee meetings.
The Adani issue continues to dominate the political and media space. It is unlikely to die soon. Don’t be surprised if it is stretched until the General Elections next year gets over. No Opposition would like to write off the alleged business-politics connection involving none other than Prime Minister Narendra Modi himself. It is a stick of ticking dynamite.
Contrary to the perception that it would impact the Indian economy and dent its global image, it turned out to be a false premise. The revelation of George Soros as the kingpin behind the futile “Derail India” agenda does not surprise anyone. Indian economy is strong.
So far, the calculations of the enemies of India — both outside and within — are not working out. Adani is not India. At the same time, any attempt to attack him — one of the biggest corporates in India with global recognition — in the belief that it would derail the Indian economy did not happen, much to the original script of the perpetrators. Believe it or not, the Adani attack is an indirect attempt to tarnish Modi’s image at a time when India is heading the prestigious G20.
The argument that Indian democracy is in peril under the Modi regime is bunkum.