Can Modi government weather the storm set off by the protests against the Citizenship (Amendment) Act and National Register of Citizens (NRC)?
The unstated objective of the CAB is to polarise the Hindu electorate by leaving persecuted Muslim refugee-migrants out of its warm citizenship embrace.
Will the present political turmoil in the state result in a strong government that addresses the real issues irrespective of the ideological dichotomy?
The release of leaders in detention will soon become a cause for global criticism which has been relatively muted so far.
The BJP-Shiv Sena coalition along with its smaller partners could win as many as 220-240 seats. In Haryana, the BJP alone could get 70-plus seats.
India must use Houston as a launch pad for a robust new strategic global role grounded in clear-eyed reality.
A Balakot 2.0 cannot be ruled out.