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Deriving India's democratic dividend

The country's steady march from competitive populism toward competitive good governance will benefit the common man

Deriving India's democratic dividend

Rajiv Kumar
Watching the final session of the 16th Lok Sabha on February 13, I was overcome with a sense of deep pride. Ours is one of the very few, if not the only, country which, having achieved its independence from colonial rule after World War II, has managed to sustain and even strengthen its democracy over the past seven decades. 

Some will argue that in doing so, we have incurred significant costs in terms of lost opportunities for higher economic growth. Even if this be true, we must recognise that, for India, there was and is no alternative to a full-fledged and
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First Published: Feb 26 2019 | 2:00 AM IST

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