In 2014, the chorus Abki Baar Modi Sarkar reverberated India. So much so that for the first time since 1984, the citizens voted a party to power with an absolute majority. Narendra Modi promised a lot and the nation chose to eat out of his hand with alacrity. Two years on, it is work-in-progress. He is at full throttle without a doubt. Two years is 40 per cent of his five-year term as Prime Minister. Itís time to take stock, like we did last year. And heads up, I would say itís like a curatorís egg: good in parts. This is the fourth in a series. The first three were Tasks before the new government: Bakerís dozen (April 2014), History Beckons Modi (June 2014) and NDA Anniversary: 365 degree appraisal (June 2015)... When he took over office as Indiaís first ever post-independence born Prime Minister, we listed our expectations from the new government in our cover story of June 2014 issue. Hereís a reality check.
A. ECONOMY 1. Policy Making and Governance Expectation: Revitalise policy making and governance.Reality Check: Narendra Modi has tightened the noose on government officials and their executive functioning. Babus can no longer sit on files. They need to clear it, any which way, quick and fast. The Prime Minister shared his contact number with th
Entry to the NSG would have been a historic moment for India. It would have completed the process of opening up the Indian nuclear industry and been complementary to the previous two nuclear landmarks viz., India-USA nuclear agreement of 2006 and the India-specific IAEA agreement of 2008.
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