When Indira Gandhi ran for office in 1971, she won. And did so with what was then the biggest electoral mandate in the history of modern democracy.

India went to war with Pakistan the same year and by 1973, almost every state had gone blue.
Four years down the line, she was facing the worst political prospects of her life with India denouncing her almost unanimously.

In a Third-World shithole the size of India, you'd do well to not miscalculate public endurance.
Societies like ours run on emotions, not intellect. This is what makes it so easy for someone like Modi.

Ironically, this is also what makes it so difficult.

Hubris has sunk empires, what is one man who can't tell his elbow from his toe?
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