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Lift the curtains

Mr Modi has the opportunity to clean up political funding

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Speaking at an event in Lucknow over the weekend, Prime Minister Narendra Modi took on the Opposition, mainly Congress President Rahul Gandhi, which has repeatedly accused him of going soft on a group of chosen rich industrialists. Mr Gandhi had alleged in February 2015 that the Modi-led government was a “suit-boot sarkar” — in other words, a government that worked for advancing the interests of rich businessmen and promoted crony capitalism. He has repeated this assertion many times, the latest being the Rafale deal case, where he alleged favouritism in granting the offset contract to a particular business group. The

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First Published: Jul 30 2018 | 11:30 PM IST

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