“Fiscal Foolishness: A new (ab)normal in Indian Politics”, Swarajyamag, May 20, 2023:
“For a week now, since the results of the state assembly elections for Karnataka were declared, the focus has been on the political fallout for the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP).
The declarations made in the Congress party’s manifesto are being hailed as a game-changer, even when their spokespersons have been justifying the distribution of helicopter money to women and unemployed citizens as a means to combat rural inflation.
The question, however, that must be asked is whether the Karnataka win of the Congress is going to encourage fiscal foolishness as the new normal in Indian politics…..”
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