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Opinion

Modi promotes nationalist voice in economic policy

Key appointment may signal disturbing shift from liberal approach that has benefited India

| India

"Jobs for the boys" is about as old as politics itself. And India has been no stranger to governments packing public organizations with fellow travelers of the ruling party.

Still, there was a buzz this month when Prime Minister Narendra Modi's government announced the appointment of Swaminathan Gurumurthy -- a nationalist ideologue -- as a non-official, part-time member of the central board of the Reserve Bank of India (RBI), the country's monetary authority.

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