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?
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



To read this piece, and more such stories in India's most exciting and exacting magazine, plus get access to our 25-year archives goldmine, please subscribe.

Latest Magazine

November 30, 2020

other articles from the issue

articles from the previous issue

Other magazine section