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What do India’s Prime Ministerial candidates mean for its economy?

By: Sourajit Aiyer

As India undergoes federal elections with 800 million eligible voters, what do the contenders for the Prime Ministerial role mean for its economy?

Leading the race are Rahul Gandhi, the candidate of the Congress Party-led UPA coalition, and Narendra Modi, the candidate of the Bharatiya Janata Party-led NDA coalition.

Challenging them are Arvind Kejriwal of the new Aam Aadmi Party, as well as bigwigs from regional parties who can form a possible Third Front alliance.

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India Elections: Anti-Corruption Party Faces First Test

By Sourajit Aiyer

The battle to prove one’s worth is always challenging for the “new kid on the block”, and it is not different for India’s Aam Aadmi Party (Common Man’s Party).

India’s youngest political party was a result of the anti-corruption movement initiated by civil society activists in 2011 for a citizen’s ombudsman bill against corruption. That movement was essentially “apolitical” and saw popular support from common Indians.

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