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India's economy needs urgent attention and PM Modi is no longer in denial

Two messages from Mr Modi came out loud and clear -one for the bankers and the other for industry leaders

A K Bhattacharya

The first interview that a prime minister gives to the media is always closely watched and keenly analysed. Earlier this week, Prime Minister Narendra Modi gave his first interview after the formation of the new government to The Economic Times. It was significant that he chose an economic daily for his first interview even though the new government’s preoccupation so far has been largely with its political agenda. Just a few days before the interview, his government had withdrawn the special status for Jammu & Kashmir and effectively nullified the provisions under Article 370 ...