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Focus on whether Narendra Modi can be an effective Indian prime minister, The Foreign Desk

Focus on whether Narendra Modi can be an effective Indian prime minister

Surely it is time to put aside the debate about Narendra Modi and his accountability for the 2002 Godhra riots and focus on the more immediate issue of whether he is capable of being a competent prime minister. Could he rebuild an effective government machine and deliver economic growth, or is he too autocratic and [...]

By | The Foreign Desk | Monday, 21 April 2014 at 10:01 pm

Hindu nationalist Modi is official candidate for India’s PM, The Foreign Desk

Hindu nationalist Modi is official candidate for India’s PM

If Narendra Modi, the controversial Bharatiya Janata Party chief minister of Gujarat becomes India’s next prime minister, it will be because Sonia and Rahul Gandhi, together with their prime minister, Manmohan Singh, have left such a leadership vacuum at the end of nine years of increasingly ineffectual government that India is willing to take a gamble on a feared politician.

By | The Foreign Desk | Saturday, 14 September 2013 at 9:13 am

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