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Indian Economy’s Double Digit Chase For Growth

Past prime ministers have tried to take the Indian GDP growth past 6–7% range but failed. Modi’s pitch for making India rich by 2047 is fraught with old and new dangers

In 2013, soon after his anointment as the Bharatiya Janata Party’s prime ministerial candidate, then Gujarat chief minister Narendra Modi pitched for a strong government at the Centre at a rally in Haryana. In his 65-minute-long speech, Modi described the Gujarat model of development as a prescription for the Indian economy that, he claimed, was in tatters.