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Modi's strongman economics

Local business leaders quietly grumble there is no dynamism on the ground, little consumer demand

Adam Roberts | NYT 

Prime Minister Narendra Modi of India has strong views on economics. Speaking to a big crowd of tycoons, investors and journalists in New Delhi, Mr. Modi once admitted that he is “not a big economist.” Yet he promptly set out an economic vision for India to be a global manufacturing power. Investors should rush to “make in India,” he said. He claimed that his strong leadership would usher in economic revival and 100 million new manufacturing jobs by 2022. During the prime ministerial campaign in the 2014 national elections, Mr. Modi mocked the prime minister, ...

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First Published: Mon, July 10 2017. 12:20 IST