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Needed: A 370 type job on the economy

What PM Modi must now do with the economy - move the government out of the way in the same spirit as he moved Article 370 out of Kashmir's way

T C A Srinivasa-Raghavan

The pattern is truly extraordinary. All highly successful Indian prime ministers — the two-term ones that is — have got their politics absolutely right and their economics absolutely wrong. Mr Modi is no exception, as his various aggressive political initiatives show. The ruthless reduction of J&K to a Union Territory is the latest in a long line of such initiatives. The pattern was set by Jawaharlal Nehru. He was, in every way, a fantastic man who, even though his government didn’t have enough money to think big, always thought bigger than big and deeper than ...