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India’s Development

India’s Development

No Indian Prime Minister has ridiculed their predecessors as the current incumbent, Narendra Modi, has. Speaking at recent election rallies and elsewhere, Modi claimed that there was no development in the country during the last 70 years except for “some” development during Atal Bihari Vajpayee’s rule. One should appreciate Modi for giving “some” credit to his Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) predecessor, though he has forgotten that in the general elections held in 2004 the Indian electorate defeated Vajpayee and the “India Shining” poll plank of the BJP.

It is well known that our first Prime Minister Jawaharlal Nehru was responsible for setting up a strong base for modern India and major industries. Nehru believed that science and technology held the key to India’s development and elimination of poverty. In this quest he established several technical and scientific institutions such as the Indian Institutes of Technology. Nehru’s policy of self-reliance and planned development helped establish several heavy and capital-intensive industries along with promoting labour-intensive small and cottage industries and integrated community development.

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Updated On : 30th Mar, 2018

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