Sunday, January 18, 2015

Fwd: Revealed: The full Modi economic vision for Bharat, India, and India Inc by R JAGANATHAN in first post. VG READ


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From: sanjeev nayyar


Revealed: The full Modi economic vision for Bharat, India, and India Inc by R JAGANATHAN in first post 17/1/15
 

Yesterday (16 January) we got a clear idea of the complete Narendra Modi vision for India. I would like to urge everyone to read his speech at The Economic Times Global Business Summit 2015 for the simple reason that it explains - in an unambiguous way - what the Modi government is doing, what is it trying to do, and what it will continue doing in the days, months and years ahead. Personally, I must admit, I was simply blown away by the near completeness - to the extent anyone human being can ever be complete - of the vision.

The Modi speech (the full text can be accessed here) is remarkable for three reasons: one, it integrates the political with the social and economic vision that India needs; two, it takes the idea of reforms away from being something that only moneyed businessmen hanker after and converts it to something that should concern every Indian; and three, it expresses a modern, forward-looking view entirely in an Indian idiom.

In short, it seeks to reunite an estranged Bharat with India – which is what brought Modi to power in Delhi anyway. It seeks to prise the Idea of India away from being the private property of the Lutyens elite and restore it to all Indians. The speech is about reinvigorating India's tryst with destiny. It brings the idea of development down from the lofty towers of academe to something everyone can understand.

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