While Modi’s body language has a sense of the decisive and the imperial, Rahul looked like being chaperoned around. He came a few days before and waved hands at the crowd as if they were teenage fans
The Congress virtually caught attention through Modi’s use of it as a dart board. One could sense that Modi was waiting for Sonia to make another historic mistake but she was too muted. Modi, of course, retorted that Sonia has brought along the speeches of 2007 to address the 2012 elections. One has to admit he was almost correct.
The Congress heralded Rahul as the real protagonist for 2012. He came a few days before and waved hands at the crowd as if they were teenage fans. His body language was that of a young boy scout, someone being chaperoned around,
Many TV channels tried to summon dissenting and critical voices. Unfortunately, they were either pompous or repetitive. Some of the voices seem frozen in time and it makes you realise that atleastintermsofTVpresence,
TV anchors tried desperately to create a sense of epic battle. They created a dual domain opposing Sonia and Modi, countering speech with counter speech. The attempt was a failure as Congress almost seems to be avoiding any confrontation. Sonia makes her speechesasifshewaspractisingfo
Watching TV as opposed to the turnout, there is a sense that election is not a political space with a wide variety of dissent. What Modi’s strategy is leading to is the Romanideaofacclamation!