Modi factor – Polling gets off to strong start in Kerala

Indicating the strong interest in the evolving scenario at the centre, polling got off to a strong start in Kerala, where nearly half of the population are Christian and Muslim. Nearly 14.3% of the registered voters have cast their ballots in the first two hours of voting, according to unofficial information from the election commission. […]

Kejriwal says Modi will bring Gujarat model of corruption to India

Aam Aadmi Party leader Arvind Kejriwal questioned the anti-corruption credentials of BJP’s prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi, claiming that he found rampant corruption in Gujarat on his recent visit there. “I was shocked by the situation there. Not one job gets done there without bribes,” he said. Kejriwal said a lot of people are buying […]

Little to lift India’s growth in 2014 – Moody’s Analytics

Moody’s Analytics economist Glenn Levine said there is little on the horizon that could lift India’s growth rate in 2014, pointing out that the government seems to be more focused on cash handouts ahead of the impending elections rather than investment. Levine said, however, that there is a chance of better governance, “especially if the business-friendly […]