Debunking the Gujarat Growth Story- The other side of the story

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    Mr.Jagdish Bhagwati,Professor of economics at Columbia University,in his latest book His latest book, "India's Tryst with Destiny: Debunking Myths that Undermine Progress and Addressing New Challenges", which he has co-authored with Arvind Panagariya, a professor of Indian economics at Columbia University, have forcefully argued that high Growth Rates can reduce poverty levels and also low economic growth hampers social development.

    In the book they have dwelt on the Kerala Growth story and have debunked the negative criticism of the Gujarat Growth story under the leadership of Mr.Modi. They have shown statistics that in Gujarat the social indicators have been improving since 1947 and in fact have improved significantly fast in the last decade.

    They in fact call the Kerala Growth story as Gujarat Growth story in disguise.

    The full interview in the Economic Times can be read here,

    Gujarat promises continued, accelerated and all-around progress: Jagdish Bhagwati & Arvind Panagariya - The Economic Times
     
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    In fact First Post has done a brilliant job of summarising the interview/book here

    Kerala growth model is Gujarat model in disguise | Firstpost

     
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    I sometime laughed when I hear in the debate that Modi should not take credit for growth in Gujarat because trade is part of Gujarati DNA and consequently he has no right to claim credit for that. Anyway when people forward such argument you know that have no options left and can only bark.

    Like it or not we cannot limit the man to riots 2002 by the way media should not forget the events preceding the riots the why is equally important.
     
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    It is definitely one of the best interviews that I read recently.
     
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    This just shows that our politicians are not bothered to their homework.

    The opposition Congress without any homework was quick to seize on the UN report on malnourishment in Gujarat and Mr.Modi was also quick to offer an excuse of girls trying to remain slim at the cost of their health.

    It also speaks of volumes of the media that they just reported the UN report and did not try to look at the statistics which were available in the public domain. The job of the media is not to sensationalise the news but to offer both sides of the story to the viewer/reader, and in this case they failed with full honours.
     
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    Gujarat doesn't need any certificate from anybody whether positive or negative. Modi's work speaks itself here. People feel that and that's the biggest truth which congress can't digest. If you ask any congi leader about growth under Modi's rule, he won't deny it. The reason behind Congress' defeat here is the illusion they were trying to create that Modi is nothing but they failed to show us who were they actually.....
     
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    Bhai what would Modi's tally be if Kheshav Bhapa did not contest?? I am really curious to know this...
     
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    Above 120 for sure. Around 125-130.BJP lost many seats in N.Gujarat instead of Saurashtra due to Thakors' votes.As I said, Patel community isn't some kind of backward community which politicians can bend as they like to. While some communities still don't understand what's right and wrong. Modi has done a lot in N.Gujarat but due to the candidates and swing from some castes, BJP lost around 12 seats in N.Gujarat from previous tally. Imagine if BJP had retained those seats, 140 was likely.
     
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    "Debunking the Gujarat Growth Story," or "debunking the negative criticism of the Gujarat Growth story?" They are not the same. The title is misleading.
     
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    I was mislead too! please change the title!
     
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    Pm, read the full title.
     
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    I did.

    One side of the story is about growth. The other side is what debunks this growth story.

    Again, misleading title.
     

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