How should one understand Prime Minister Modi’s attempts to get into a bear-hug with world leaders?
But the worrying question, is: How does a man who goes on a hugging spree with world leaders keep an aloof distance from his colleagues in India?
Modi is the only Prime Minister who when he meets his party’s MPs in Parliament does so in a setting in which he sits away from them; he sits alone on a platform with a single chair for himself. The architecture of power is clear. He is above the rest – and must be publicly seen to be so.