Expect a straight line between Delhi and left liberal confirmation biases (sadhvi, sakshi, church, saffron) in opeds soonThis was the latest - pick up any oped and I challenge you, any one and they will say the same thing. The exceptions are bloggers who are saying slightly different things.
— Neelakantan (@ecophilo) February 10, 2015
In my view, there are two things for Modi to learn from this entire Delhi episode.
One, that Delhi based media will never ever support him and that is the silver lining in this entire episode. The Congress media complex will flock to the AAP, sources and all in tow. As you can see in this video (LT @amitmalviya)
That moment when Shazia Ilmi gives it to Shekhar Gupta, and how! https://t.co/BUE4EahpyB (4.43 onwards) To be fair she fore warned him.
— Amit Malviya (@malviyamit) February 12, 2015
The moment you are with BJP everybody gangs up against you.
Second, media therefore will amplify whatever suits them. Whether it is statements made by inconsequential persons or random things that happen around. If Modi falls into this trap, he is doomed. The next 5 years can be spent managing churches in villages and answering media - a trap which he so cleverly avoided while on the campaign trail.
Third, he needs to get out of this statesman bullshit - this is the same garden path that media walked Vajpayee up in NDA 1 and he set out reconciling with Pakistan (why that wretched country remains a favorite of our media needs to investigated - a hundred Fais will toppled out is my guess). And offering grand gestures to the Congress - which they are highly unlikely to repay.
Fourth - Modi needs to go strong on reform and breaking the shackles imposed upon it by Congress and its 60 years rule. And reach out to the masses (even if he does this in the last one year it is sufficient).