Opinion | Modi’s mandate shows that the age of the part-time politician is over

Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s mega mandate will be deconstructed for weeks and months before we understand how Indian politics has fundamentally changed. But there is one conclusion that is self-evident, and it is an especially instructive one for the beleaguered Congress. The age of the part time politician is over. Swimming in the deep waters of politics, the BJP doesn’t even pause to come up for breath. In fact after 2014, there were lazy murmurs within the party about this being part of the cycle of politics.