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The elections signal course correction

Voters have made it clear they want inclusive growth and a break from polarising politics


Illustration: Binay Sinha

Ajay Chhibber
This election has sent two key messages: First, that divisive, polarising politics does not work—evidenced by the Bharatiya Janata Party even losing Ayodhya, where it built the much-heralded Ram Temple over the demolished Babri Masjid — and second, that a more inclusive growth model is needed. While India is growing, its growth model is lopsided with an aborted structural transformation and, therefore, not sustainable. Agriculture and manufacturing are struggling. Parts of the service sector, particularly IT-related areas, including the growing number of global capability centres (GCCs), are doing well.  However, with so few jobs, more and more people are stuck
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First Published: Jun 05 2024 | 10:42 PM IST

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