Backstory: Media Takeaways From a Capital Election
15th February 2020 02:10 pmThe Wire
The assembly election that has just ended was not war minus the shooting; it was shooting minus a war. It also indicated a new determination within the ranks of India's ruling party to win elections by any means possible, now that law of diminishing returns has set in and victory gained by drawing on the prime minister's verbal pyrotechnics no longer seems as certain as it did in 2014 on 2019. The much-feted Modi election machine now needs to be mounted on tracks like a military tank, as it makes its steady and ominous way to the voter. What was remarkable about this development was the complete lack of outrage over the violence and threat of violence in mainstream media.
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