Brand Modi in Gujarat
Winning is always a good experience but earning a hat-trick is the best thing ever and Narendra Modi did that in style and exemplary confidence. The kind of qualitative development that Narendra Modi has shown in Gujarat consistently in the last one decade bears testimony to this fact. He is among the very few efficient administrators in the country who have that rare ability to turn the things around to his advantage with a tremendous convincing power. The positive and a flourishing industrial climate build up in Gujarat is one big reason why leading corporates both from India and abroad flock to vibrant Gujarat for business expansion thereby making it as the best investment destination. The thumping victory for Modi was therefore on expected lines and should not come as a surprise or shock to anyone. Calling Modi, a brand name in Gujarat surely won’t be a misstatement.
The race for India
This refers to the column “Umpiring’s dirty secrets” by Surjit S Bhalla (FE, December 15). The Dragon has already overtaken its rival Japan to clinch the title of the world’s second most economically powerful country, after the US. Unfortunately, India has been left behind China in the race for economic growth. In fact, our country has been caught up in the mess created by the political class. Man-made obstacles like power, politics and corruption have largely reduced the speed of the country’s economic growth. In particular, our entire system has been damaged by power, not to mention rampant corruption. Also, the country’s political system has failed to create good and strong policymakers. As a result, there is complete leadership failure in the system. Right now, the race for India is very tough in that it needs great minds and inspiring leaders. To begin with, effective and greater efforts are necessary to increase the size of the country’s economy. Only then can the wealth be distributed to all in the country.
P Senthil Saravana Durai
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