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Meghnad Desai

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Why Modi could win the upcoming Lok Sabha election

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Meghnad Desai Modi has won the political ideological war outright (File photo) The recent poll of polls revealed no surprises. It was predictable before Pulwama that BJP would get around 230 and NDA would retain power. It was also likely that Congress would ge... More »

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Brexit is a lesson in democracy

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Meghnad Desai Brexit is a lesson in democracy The new year has been tumultuous for the UK. The Brexit decision is imminent as the deadline of March 29 is approaching. The political system has been obsessively waiting for a decision. The referendum was way back... More »

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A sad anniversary: 50 years of bank nationalisation

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Meghnad Desai The public was told that bank nationalisation was for the purpose of extending bank facilities to rural areas, what we would now call financial inclusion. The year 2019 marks the 50th anniversary of bank nationalisation. If one had to select one ... More »

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Loan waivers: Rahul is wrong, so is Modi

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Meghnad Desai Farm loan waivers are not new. Rahul Gandhi has just launched a campaign to force the prime minister to cancel the debts of all farmers, rich and poor, large landholders and small. Moral hazards do not matter to politicians. Cautious, financially... More »