Andhra Pradesh Elections: The CEO Confronts Reality Jayati Ghosh

The overwhelming results of the Andhra Pradesh assembly elections seem to have left the English-language media in a state of shock. The self-proclaimed pundits of the electoral process appear bewildered and searching for answers. How, they ask, could such a ''development-oriented'', ''modern'' Chief Minister, who was so friendly to the markets and so open to foreign investment, be thrown out of office? How could women voters, who had been so assiduously wooed by Chandrababu Naidu through various schemes, reject him so comprehensively? Of course the answers come very easily to anyone who has actually looked at what has been happening…

Andhra Pradesh Elections: The CEO Confronts Reality Jayati Ghosh

The overwhelming results of the Andhra Pradesh assembly elections seem to have left the English-language media in a state of shock. The self-proclaimed pundits of the electoral process appear bewildered and searching for answers. How, they ask, could such a ''development-oriented'', ''modern'' Chief Minister, who was so friendly to the markets and so open to foreign investment, be thrown out of office? How could women voters, who had been so assiduously wooed by Chandrababu Naidu through various schemes, reject him so comprehensively? Of course the answers come very easily to anyone who has actually looked at what has been happening…