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NYAY is undoubtedly a potential game changer, but communication the key

NYAY is undoubtedly a potential game-changer, if Congress can convince beneficiaries about it

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Ashis Ray London
Last year, Abhijit Banerjee, professor of economics at Massachusetts Institute of Technology, delivered a lecture at the London School of Economics. He expanded on an experiment carried out by him in an assembly constituency in India, wherein he established that if a political party genuinely explained and urged an electorate to vote for development rather than on a caste basis, they are likely to do so. Then, in answer to a question, he effectively said, it is imperative to have Congress back in office in India. 

Banerjee was among over a dozen internationally renowned economists consulted by Praveen Chakravarty, chairman of

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First Published: Apr 27 2019 | 3:38 PM IST

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