Arun Jaitley: striking a balance as polls loom

India's finance minister is attempting to please various interest groups while also maintaining fiscal responsibility. That challenge will only intensify ahead of elections in 2019.

Our Finance Minister of the Year study is approaching the podium places. Falling just outside the top three in our study is a minister whose reformist streak has twice seen him named runner up on this list. It's been rather more difficult for him this time out. 

RANKED 4TH ARUN JAITLEY, INDIA

India’s finance minister Arun Jaitley is facing mounting pressures from his countrymen amid concerns over a slowing economy. With national elections scheduled for the summer of 2019, their wish list is long a revival in growth, higher employment, and more investment.

The latest reading shows the country’s growth...

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