Ashok Gulati snub and Yashwant Sinha spake…

This morning two articles are buzzing around Indian economy.

First, Prof Ashok Gulati does which one wishes is done by other economists as well. Indian economic policy is so much around committees that one has no clarity on what happened to previous ones. So he declines to be on another agri reform panel:

Economist Ashok Gulati has declined to become part of a NITI Aayog panel on reforming the agriculture sector by 2020. He has reasoned that unless the earlier recommendations made by such committees are implemented, another similar exercise is unlikely to yield any results.

“The main reason is that there are already 3-4 committees who have made recommendations and hardly anything is implemented. So the question is, how many more committees we want, there is nothing new.

“They should focus on 4-5 things they want to do and implement them well, rather than going in circles… committee after committee,” Mr. Gulati said.

He added that he was not informed, or asked if he wanted to be a part of the committee. “If you are forming an official committee, the minimum courtesy is to check with the member. Nobody checked with me and suddenly I found my name there,” he said.

One also learnt that the panel was part of this India@75 exercise which aims to make India a developed nation at its 75th year of independence.

Second is by Yashwant Sihna who says I need to speak up now on the slowing economy otherwise he shall fail on national duty.

I shall be failing in my national duty if I did not speak up even now against the mess the finance minister has made of the economy. I am also convinced that what I am going to say reflects the sentiments of a large number of people in the BJP and elsewhere who are not speaking up out of fear.

…..

The prime minister claims that he has seen poverty from close quarters. His finance minister is working over-time to make sure that all Indians also see it from equally close quarters.

Strong words!

How quickly the narrative has changed from shining economy to dooming one.

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2 Responses to “Ashok Gulati snub and Yashwant Sinha spake…”

  1. Jidnyasha Says:

    Yashwant Siha already failed in national duty when he kept quite while the UPA2 indulged in humongous corruption. His outburst is case of ot getting berth in cabinet and top of that his son was moved from Finmin.

    His article has only critic with ay suggestions. Perhaps only suggestion he implicitly has is that Mr, Modi chnage your FM.
    🙂

  2. Amol Agrawal Says:

    It is really sad that you say this..bjp is what it is as likes of sinha stood for the party when no one was there…yashwant sinha has usually been outspoken even during upa2 days…a party or any idea does not decline for lack of praise but for lack of criticism…

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