26 November, 2020

Reform The Reforms?

For the man on the street, the BJP's roads and dollars show held little shine

Jitender Gupta
Reform The Reforms?
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2020 vision
  • Widespread telecom reforms, MTNL corporatised

  • Huge programme for building highways. Privatisation of PSUs gets momentum. Private ports, life insurance allowed.

  • Rise in capital flows, dollar reserves touch record
NDA fails to hit even the 200-seat mark

High growth and shining image of India failed to connect with voters starved of basic minimum needs and governance


Cyber Bidda

  • Largest multilateral credit as well as grants and food aid from the Centre

  • Tariffs hiked in power, water and higher education

  • Persuaded Gates to open Microsoft software centre

  • Encouraged microfinance and self-help groups for rural women
Crushing defeat

The CEO of Cyberabad played his technology key while farmers killed themselves for crop failure


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