15 May, 2021

Synergy, Thy Name

Big industry, Modi feed off each other in win-win relationship

Synergy, Thy Name

Just before the Gujarat state elections, Narendra Modi gave the nod for the creation of seven more districts in the state. It was a well-crafted move as it gave locals an assurance of better governance, improved the prospects for some tourist sites like Dwarka and, most importantly, met political/corporate ambitions on pushing ahead with varied projects in the new districts.

Modi has been striving for national and international acceptance for nearly a decade now, and this proactive streak with the corporate sector is finally yielding huge dividends. Most of the corporates bigwigs in the state—from Gautam Adani of Adani Enterprises, Nikhil Gandhi of SKIL Infrastructure, Shashi Ruia of Essar Oil, Mukesh Ambani of Reliance, and the powerful diamond merchants’ lobby—are said to have actively worked to ensure a third innings for Modi. It’s reflected in...

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