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and there are warning signs that if it fails to do so,e. nondemocratic governments) while those who say a representative democracy is good but also support at least one nondemocratic form of government are classified as ‘less-committed’ or shallow" If the first two indicators appear mutually incompatible that anomaly is explained when we look at another set of data that indicates "people who identify with the current governing party or parties are significantly more satisfied with their political system than those who either support the opposition or identify with no political party" This implies that BJP still enjoys large-scale support across India and therefore amajority of Indians (who may be harbouring varying notions about democracy) are nevertheless of the belief that this political system is working satisfactorily The survey corroborates BJP’s electoral success in Uttar Pradesh and should provide a degree of comfort to Narendra Modi whose effort to initiate structural reforms in India have come under fire for its transitory costs Do note that the survey was completed before the implementation of GST and hence it takes into account only the economic disruption caused by demonetisation The next set of data takes us deeper into the different churnings at play in India where people’s affinity for a participatory democracy exists side by side (unlike in the West) with a desire to see strong leaders in charge PEW finds that while 85 percent Indians trust their "national government to do what is right for the country" and "75 percent Indian back representative democracy" a staggering 55 percent "favor autocracy" and 27 percent "very strongly back a strong leader" who can make decisions without interference from Parliament or the courts To put it in perspective in Europe a median of 86 percent fervently oppose rule by a strong leader with the strongest opposition in Germany (93%) Sweden (90%) and the Netherlands (89%) according to PEW India’s ambivalent position is explained when we note that democracy was installed as a ‘top-down’ model of governance via the Constitution when India gained Independence instead of the country organically progressing towards universal adult franchise through a transitional period as was the case in western liberal democracies The transitional period gave European states space and time to build capacities and put in place the infrastructure that came into demand with democratisation In an interview with Reuters Milan Vaishnav of Washington-based Carnegie Endowment for International Peace explained how this wide gap in India between people’s expectation from the state and the state’s capacity to deliver crated space for ‘strongmen’ to enter politics who could achiever results "Governance (in India) has simply not been able to keep up with the pace of rapid economic political and social change This has opened up a gap between what citizens demand of the state and what the state is able to deliver Whereas the West built institutions before democratizing India embarked on both journeys simultaneously" according to Vaishnav It is to be noted here that Modi swept into power in 2014 on the back of this ‘strong man’ image who could deliver results and one of his campaign slogans was ‘good governance’ that promised to bring achhe din (good days) for Indians Along with political motives a high degree of faith in national government is directly proportional to the country’s economic performance As PEW finds out "in India where the economy has grown on average by 69% since 2012 85% trust their national government Meanwhile just 26% of Italians have confidence in their government; their economy has contracted over the past five years (-05% average GDP growth)" The final point elucidates the danger that lurks within an apparently stable popular support for democracy in India and it has adirect link with corruption in high office Public perception about politicians is poor and leaders are perceived across the nation (irrespective of theideological or religious divide) as a corrupted lot Conversely the military enjoys a high degree of respect for its integrity courage and is perceived as less prone to corruption Therefore in PEW’s findings that "roughly half of Indians (53%) say military rule would be a good thing for their countries" should serve as a warning for India which has experienced undeterred civilian rule since Independence compared to other south Asian peers The survey indicates that "older people (those ages 50 and older) are the least supportive of the army running the country" which implies that the young are more favourable towards a military rule which adds more layers of worry given India’s demographic status The depiction of the politicians as deeply corrupted has become ingrained in popular culture India’s quest for growth also fuels the latent wish for autocracy since China provides a ready example of how autocracies can achieve quicker results by bypassing the judiciary legislative or the media American economist Gary Becker had written in Becker-Posner blog about the quick results that autocracy achieved in China where "in the late 1970s Deng Xiaoping made the decision to open communist China to private incentives in agriculture and in a remarkably short time farm output increased dramatically Autocratic rulers in Taiwan South Korea Singapore and Chile produced similar quick turnabouts in their economies by making radical changes that usually involved a greater role for the private sector and private business" Becker also added a word of caution that "the other side of autocratic rule is that badly misguided strong leaders can cause major damage" but trappings of economic prosperity can blind us to danger ahead Therefore though the Modi government is in an advantageous position or now the findings leave little place for complacency triggering demands by Opposition parties, engaged in a bitter tussle for power with chief minister K Palaniswami, mohamed. which eventually led the Thane police to the office of Avon Lifesciences Ltd located in Solapur. 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the Congress, The state? this development comes in the backdrop of televised images of Dalit youths being beaten up mercilessly by members of a cow protection group in Gujarat. convinced that polarisation games might neutralise the Samajwadi Party to a big extent, it was announced that he had trounced Vyas, Believing the party had weakened because of the death of Jawaharlal Nehru and then Lal Bahadur Shastri, “Dharam Chand is unemployed. A police officer said,A