WorldViews: India’s Modi was an over-sharing politician. Now he’s a silent prime minister.

By Rama Lakshmi, July 22, 2014

"You campaign in poetry, but govern in prose" goes a well-known saying by Mario Cumo, the New York politician.

In India, leaders campaign in talk mode, but they prefer to govern in silent mode.

For years, former prime minister Manmohan Singh was bitterly attacked for being too silent, a trait that eventually became a metaphor for his ineffective leadership. Many called his 10-year rule "a decade of official silence."

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