11 April 2015

At End of Year One, Modi Fights to Maintain His Image

April 09, 2015

As he celebrates the end of his first year in office, Narendra Modi fights aversion to the economic reforms he championed on the campaign trail. 

With Prime Minister Narendra Modi in tow, India’s ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) held its annual national executive meeting in Bangalore last week, taking stock of the party’s performance over the last eleven months. But pressing matters also faced the BJP, as it determined how to respond to the Congress Party’s push on land acquisition reform. That debate assumes significance as perceptions of Modi, in contrast to the expectations that the prime minister generated in the run up to last year’s campaign, continue to lag.

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