#AceNewsServices – INDIA – April 06 – With the elections in India about to commence on Monday, the man tipped to become the electorates favourite is Narendra Modi, who some have called a `Thatcherite ‘ as his economic policies border on the same ideals (ANS).
New Delhi (CNN) — National elections in the world’s largest democracy are always a mind-boggling spectacle. The Election Commission of India estimates some 788 million people are eligible to vote in 2014 — an electorate that’s more than double the population of the United States. How the country conducts this mammoth exercise every five years never ceases to amaze observers.
(Reuters) stated that when Indian opposition leader Narendra Modi gave a speech on the virtues of smaller government and privatization on April 8 last year, supporters called him an ideological heir to former British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher, who died that day.
These supporters dismiss criticism of Modi for religious riots that killed some 1,000 people in his home state of Gujarat 12 years ago. For them, Modi stands for economic freedom (Reuters)
“If you define Thatcherism as less government, free enterprise, then there is no difference between Modi-nomics and Thatcherism,” said Deepak Kanth, a London-based banker now collecting funds as a volunteer for Modi’s Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP).
Either way he has his worked cut-out to bring such a idealistic country into the twenty first century.
Reuters – CNN – ANS2014