There’s an unreal quality to politics these days. Discontent over the Citizenship Amendment Act is boiling over into police excesses on campuses. But in jobless, Naxal-infested Jharkhand Amit Shah
talks talks to voters about building a sky-touching temple in Ayodhya. It is unclear if anyone in government has absorbed IMF economist Gita Gopinath’s urgent advice on the importance of keeping the fiscal deficit in check. Or Moody’s dismal sub-5 per cent growth projection revision for FY20. Standard & Poor’s recently threatened a downgrade. Have the ratings agencies got it wrong? T T Mohan Ram
says here that green shoots in the financial sector are visible but the structural weaknesses are considerable still. In other views, writers mull the future of the markets, the government’s mammoth rebuilding programme for Delhi and drug price controls. Kanika Datta
sums up the views.