For the BJP to get anything near to the 180 (out of 545) seats it needs in 2014 to be sure of leading a coalition government, Modi must appeal beyond his base to an emerging urban middle class worried about jobs, development and corruption.

But, then, there is an ugly side of the story, too. Modi gave a clarion call to rid the nation of the Congress party’s presence. In May, the alleged corruption and betting scandal attached to Indian Premier League (IPL) rocked the nation. As a Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) governing board member, Modi failed to stand out against the corruption. The moot question is: how will he stamp out corruption across the nation? Read More