Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman has to seek solutions to macroeconomic concerns. But these need to be married with problems related to viable farm incomes, stress on the informal sector, largely small and medium businesses, and the struggles of the underprivileged.
Theirs is a unique partnership that successfully ground down the anti-BJP narratives around demonetisation, farm distress and job flight, getting people across sections to vote for Modi. And Amit Shah’s realpolitik may now enable the PM to build an inclusive image.
Demonetisation and the subsequent introduction of Goods and Service Taxes (GST) were aimed at lifting Indian economy. But the government's vision has been counterproductive given the way international bodies are calculating India's economic growth