We have finally come to the end of a long-drawn and controversial election and, Narendra Modi has won the people’s mandate. While each one of us has the power to make our own electoral choices, it is not necessary that our choice will be in sync with the majority. And whether we like it or not, we are bound to accept the people’s mandate—that is the beauty of democracy.
Although many of us expected the BJP-led NDA coalition to come back to power, perhaps we didn’t expect it to manage such a decisive victory—where the BJP would make a clean sweep in all states, barring a few. It is clear that the majority voted with the single purpose to bring Narendra Modi back as Prime Minister—regardless of the candidate they were voting for in their respective constituencies.