The Rafale deal has done a lot of damage to the NDA Government and also Narendra Modi in person. The Government which was boasting of no corruption since last 4 years is under severe threat with the allegations from Congress that the deal was done for the sake of bailing out Anil Ambani. The loss is over Rs 30000 crore. The Modi Government has done a grave mistake by meddling with the affairs of the CBI and doing a midnight operation which is another mistake.
In fact, the CBI chief did not bother to listen to the PMO. There was no other option but to make some changes in the midnight and bring in a Telangana officer Nageswra Rao who is also said to be a corrupt man. The CBI chief went to the court and the court has postponed the issue which is like face-saving to the Government.
The demonetization also has done a lot of damage to the image of Government. The banking system has collapsed. The middle class have stopped going to the banks. The fuel prices are not in control. Now the Rafale scam and the CBI hungama. All this will have an impact on the coming election in 5 states. The result could make all the difference to the BJP and it will definitely have a bearing on the coming 2019 polls.
It looks like Modi the Prime Minister is losing the plot.