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Gurcharan Das: "Aam Aadmi is not the reforming party India needs"

Raleigh Addington
Raleigh Addington
editor at Chartwell Speakers

Gurcharan DasGurcharan Das, world renowned author, commentator and advisor, gave great insight into why the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP, or the Common Man Party) is not the reforming party that India needs, in an op-ed piece for the Financial Times yesterday.

Despite the party’s commendable features and growing popularity with the middle classes, the trouble is that the “party’s leadership is trapped in the ideas of the old left [which] could take India back to its socialist past.”

With regard to economic issues, Gurcharan believes that Indian voters do not have a choice, because every party is left of centre. However, the head of the leading contender for the Indian elections – Narendra Modi of the Bharatiya Janata party – is openly right of centre. Gurcharan explains that whilst Mr Modi may not be the liberal reformer India needs, “he is decisive, business friendly and gets things done.”

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