Two years of Modi


TWO years ago this month Narendra Modi took office as prime minister of India. Even making allowance for the inevitable loss of shine with the passage of time, his image in the country now is an unflattering one. This is especially true of the business community which had hailed him as the deliverer.
The banks are in a shambles with poor accountability for loans which they ought never to have given. Fall in exports, industrial production and agricultural growth tell their own tale as does the spate of farmers’ suicides. The ruling BJP does not enjoy a majority in the upper house, the Rajya Sabha.