The government as well as party is expected to work in close-coordination with each other and in all probabilities, their ideologies are also going to be same. Modi, who campaigned passionately for the past several months, was finally successful in translating his hard work into a historic mandate and the moment he took oath as the nation’s 15th Prime Minister, he accomplished the enduring efforts of three generations of BJP and Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh.

What indeed needs special mention is that at a time when the BJP as well as the Congress had accepted the coalition government as a reality in terms of behavior as well as principles, the saffron party, under Modi’s leadership has shown that the people want a government with absolute majority.

For that, a party needs to create faith in the minds of people. A number of equations have also changed along with this and the transformation has been noticed in the last five to six days.

The party as well as the government also understood it clearly that Modi will function on ‘no nonsense and zero tolerance’ principles. After resigning from the post of Chief Minister, Modi had been staying at Gujarat Bhawan for four days and during his stay, talks were held on Cabinet formation as well as on changing the party’s face.

Things happened according to the assumptions of political pundits, who are well-versed with Modi’s mood. The Cabinet’s facet changed. Several expectations of people, from higher to lower layers got watered down. Surprisingly, no one sounded otherwise, at least in public.

During the past one and half decade, the BJP leaders used to come later and results would emerge faster in closed door meetings. The party had to witness arguments and debates over trivial issues.

In the garb of democracy, the party might have said that those rifts are normal but one can hardly deny this fact that it rendered certain damages to the organization.

By inducting around half of the allocated number of ministers in his Cabinet, Modi has also made it clear that he wants to change the definition of the government. He believes more in doing and less in talking.

Modi always kept on saying – ‘Minimum Government, Maximum Governance’. The shape he wanted to give the government was seen during the oath-taking ceremony.

Modi switched on to work from Tuesday, just a day after his taking oath on Monday. For a strong administration in the country’s democratic set-up, it’s important for the head of the government to be the strongest one.

Manmohan Singh was considered a ‘weak Prime Minister’ mainly since he was not the face of Congress. The moment Modi came to national politics, he made it clear that he is the executive head of government and is adored by the organization as well as party workers. The foundation is strong and therefore, it won’t be wrong to build expectations.  

In the last 12-13 years, Modi has been the pride of Gujarat and now he faces dreams of billions of Indians and the start is indeed good.

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