After record voting in both phases of elections on Dec 13 and 17, Modi told the poll pundits to change their definition of anti-incumbency in the context of high voting percentage. It was always with delight and certainty that experts declare defeat of an incumbent government whenever voting was high.
But, Gujarat and Modi may smash that conventional logic and rewrite a chapter in the books of psephologists. This could be more academic or minor event is one considers other outcome waiting to see light tomorrow.
A tectonic shift in the political landscape will take shape tomorrow as and when Modi scores hat-trick with a huge margin. His win will hoist development as the most important factor in elections and also elevates electorates.
With these elections, the voting mass would cease to be just a caste or community member and become truly secular. The focus of the voter will now be only development and aware of issues affecting them. No more electoral battle on caste, creed and religion. Future polls will be fought on track record and development agenda. This will force parties to chose proper candidates and may eventually pave the way for electoral reforms.
While releasing the party manifesto, Modi said it was not a bunch of election-eve announcements but a commitment. "A neo-middle class has evolved in the State during the past 10 years, which just needs a little push to grow to exponential levels," he said. Modi said the document was sarva-sparshi, sarva-vyapi, sarva-samaveshiya and sarva-priya (all-inclusive).
Modi's 'neo-middle class' can change the way India is functioning and being governed.