May 14, 2014

Narendra Modi: India's Great Hope

Simon Denyer, Washington Post

The Associated Press

By voting for Modi, many Indians hope to end years of underachievement under desperately weak leadership. Under his rule, Gujarat’s economy has grown more than 10 percent a year and corruption has been kept in check. Poverty has fallen faster than the national average, electricity and clean drinking water are being delivered to villages and girls’ dropout rates from school have dropped. It may not be the miracle that some of his supporters pretend, but Modi’s economic achievements cannot be brushed aside.

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TAGGED: Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), Narendra Modi, India

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