“Gujarat Model” is the mantra on every BJP lip as the party begins its quest for the mandate of the masses in Karnataka. Obviously, the three-tier plank of “sushasan (governance), vikas (development) and surakasha (security)” is what the party means by “Gujarat Model”.
Which is all very well. But a not insignificant part in Narendra Modi‘s thumping return to power last December was played by the mask that his supporters adorned. Result: whichever way they turned, Gujarat voters encountered the smiling visage of their chief minister.
In contrast, the BJP in Karnataka has a small problem, with B.S. Yediyurappa‘s permanent scowl rendering him him not very photogenic. Which of the eight pictures (above), or from the three pictures (below), could/should the BJP image-managers pick to help Yedi “Modify” for the purposes of a mask?
And which of these pictures could help him take oath?
Photographs: Karnataka Photo News