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Politicians, don’t bash the business class

Thursday, May 24, 2018
Hindu Business Line.

Political parties that do not deliver on the economic front are bound to bite the dust during elections
There’s no doubting the resurgence in the fortunes of India’s political opposition following the better than expected performance in Gujarat and some hard-fought successes in recent by-elections. And now, there’s the relatively strong showing in Karnataka albeit more in terms of vote share than seats. It is a welcome development because democracy works best when a strong and decisive government in power is complemented, and held to account, by a strong and effective opposition.
At the same time it was disturbing to hear the Opposition parties, during their electoral campaign in Gujarat, taking pot shots at the business class, in a throw back of an earlier era.
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