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Narendra Modi's one-year rule: Here's what political analysts have to say about it
One year has passed away since BJP under the leadership of Narendra Modi won the general elections in 2014. On May 26 it will be the first anniversary of the BJP-led NDA government at the Centre. Analysis of one year of Narendra Modi as Prime Minister has already begun.

Moving in the same direction we spoke to some noted political analysts in the country to know their point of view about Narendra Modi and his government's performance during last one year.

Dr Mohammad Badrul AlamDr. Mohammad Badrul Alam, Professor at Department of Political Science, Jamia Millia Islamia University, New Delhi: "I think he has done reasonably well. There have been few hits and there have also been few misses. Among the hits I would like to say is the Swachh Bharat Campaign, Make In India, idea of the smart city etc. He is trying to open up with the countries in neighborhood. He has done pretty well, except for few things, like he has to address the land acquisition bill and try to sell it to the audience, like what it means and how it can help. Overall he has done well and if I have to grade his performance then I will give him A(-).

Pradip K DuttaDr. Pradip K Dutta, Professor at Department of Political Science, Delhi University: "Stable and disappointing. The government has really not paid sufficient attention to some of the outstanding problems and instead tried to push certain legislations. Outstanding problems are land and environment and these they are not paying any attention and they are simply ignoring these problems. The other thing is, I am very concerned about the increasing attacks on minority. Because I don't want my country to become something like a fundamentalist country. As so many of our neighboring countries are like that. And you know we are seeing what is happening everyday over their. And this is something and the government is not saying anything really strong to reign in these other elements. Because it should realize that it is after all a government of everybody. It may be a political party representing certain constituencies, but once it is in governance it should represent everybody."

Dr. Sanjeet Mukherjee, Professor of Political Science at West Bengal University: "It indicates two things, one is desire for rapid industrial capitalism, secondly a very centralized government, intolerant of dissent and trying to change constitution and constitutional authorities to make them servient to Prime Minister including the Cabinet, which has become subservient to the Prime Minister's Office. A silence towards communal comments and tolerance towards communalism."

Dr Gurpreet MahajanDr. Gurpreet Mahajan, Professor of Political Science at New Delhi's Jawaharlal Nehru University: "Well the government came with a lot of promises, and they have taken several initiatives. But we have yet to see the results of that. They seems to be on the foreign policy front particularly and alliances with countries both in Asia and elsewhere. I think there are too many positive measures in that sphere. But we are yet to see what kind of pay-off this will have in short and long run, both for the economic development as well as for the critical strategic reasons."

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