India election

Careful with India's election fervour

As the world’s largest democracy goes to the polls the health of India’s economy hangs in the balance.
BJP's PM candidate Narendra Modi
BJP's PM candidate Narendra Modi

The Indian electorate, fed up with widespread corruption and stagflation, look set to oust the Indian National Congress party that has held power for a decade and vote in the reform-minded opposition Bharatiya Janata Party BJP, polls suggest. 

FinanceAsia is backing the BJP in the Indian elections, which kicked off this week, because its policies seem to be more in line with the economy’s needs.

The BJP’s manifesto promises greater investment in infrastructure and a review of the country's stringent labour laws. It also outlines measures to tackle rampant food inflation.

Although Congress is also pledging to spend on...

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