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Shaktikanta Das: Seen as safe no matter who wins vote

The probability of Shaktikanta Das continuing and completing the tenure should be extremely high

RBI governor Shaktikanta Das
RBI Governor Shaktikanta Das | Photo: Kamlesh Pednekar

India’s central bank Governor Shaktikanta Das has built up support on both sides of the political divide, making his position relatively safe under a new government no matter who wins the election. As an ex-career bureaucrat, Das has worked under administrations led by both Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s Bharatiya Janata Party and the opposition Indian National Congress. He’s likely to stay in his post after India concludes its election process on May 23, central bank watchers say. That should be a relief to investors who had to grapple with a fair bit of ...