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Opinion

Modi's inaction leaves Indian economy languishing

Prime minister should tackle difficult tasks to assuage critics

| India
Things are not going to plan.    © Reuters

Of all the things Indian voters expected when they hired Narendra Modi as prime minister to shake up the economy, chronic inaction was not among them.

Modi earned folk-hero status from nearly 13 years bulldozing over complacency in the western state of Gujarat. He often produced faster growth, greater efficiency and lower crime than the rest of India. Voters empowered Modi to apply that model nationally.

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