Posted: 06 February 2014 at 9:38pm | IP Logged
Originally posted by krystal_watz
Exactly. You kinda spoke my mind there. I'd always suspected that the 'Modi phenomenon' has a lot of air bubbles in it. And what would explain this humongous success in image-projection is the PR firm APCO. Also the fact that employment rate came down from 25% to 24 point something is quite alarming. And the GSDP figures are from the Planning Commission, so reliable according to me. Plus the Lokayukta non-appointment till 2013 and the drama regarding K.A. Mehta highly questions his integrity. Though I'd also say that the article has some loopholes in it, like comparing Gujarat's growth to states like Sikkim with lower denominators. Also, it ignores the fact that Gujarat occupies 6th place in agriculture despite being a largely laterite soil-dominated state. Plus, its GDP is just half of Maharashtra's which has much, much more FDI.
Dunno what to think. :|
emplyoment rate coming down from 25% to 24% in a terrible economy is quite an achievement actually!
many of the facts aren't entire true, because the ground level situation in guj is MUCH better than maharashta.
also the water and electricity situation is much better in Guj.
as far as FDI is concerned, modi has OPENLY REFUTED such claims on India today conclave
if u accuse modi of APCO, you can accuse the congress of getting all these agencies to manipulate figures and take poorly weighted samples.