Новая надежда для Индии

КЭМБРИДЖ – Недавние всеобщие выборы Индии возможно стали самым важным положительным экономическим событием 2014 года. Индийские избиратели решительно отвергли партию Индийского Национального Конгресса (ИНК), которая управляла Индией практически без перерыва с того времени как страна получила независимость от Великобритании в 1947 году. Скорее всего они и в дальнейшем будут рады, что проголосовали именно так.

Соня Ганди, лидер ИНК и вдова бывшего премьер-министра Раджива Ганди, была истинной главой партии чуть ли не с 1998 года, превращая премьер-министра Манмохана Сингха не более чем в подставное лицо. Под ее руководством партия Индийского Национального Конгресса управляется популистскими намерениями, которые увеличили трансфертные платежи и снизили годовые темпы экономического роста Индии до менее 4% в 2013 году. ВВП на душу населения по-прежнему составляет лишь $4,000, что меньше даже половины его среднего уровня в Китае.

Новoизбранный премьер-министр Нарендра Моди вел предвыборную кампанию, которая обещает доставить в целую Индию тот быстрый рост занятости и доходов, которые были достигнуты штатом Гуджарат за время министерства Моди. Под руководством Моди, Гуджарат стал привлекающим штатом для бизнеса, который расширил экономическую деятельность и привлекал инвестиции в бизнес от индийских и зарубежных компаний.

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