Modi has failed to reform India’s economy. Populist tricks are all he has left.

Washington Post - 01-15


Rupa Subramanya is an economist and researcher based in Mumbai. In May 2014, Narendra Modi and the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) swept to power in a landslide election victory. Modi’s campaign was built around the slogan of “Minimum Government, Maximum Governance” and the promise of “achhe din,” or good times. The expectation was that his decisive mandate would enable Modi to sweep away the remnants of India’s socialist past, eliminate corruption, strengthen weak institutions and place India on a high-growth trajectory.