Best of BS Opinion: Delhi Assembly elections, economic slowdown, and more

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A day after the Reserve Bank of India announced measures to boost credit demand, the largest lender, State Bank of India, reduced interest rates. Now that the two important events — the Union Budget and monetary policy review— are out the way, commentators are in a better position to gauge the possibilities for the Indian economy. Meanwhile, voters of the National Capital Territory of Delhi will vote today to elect the next state government today.

Business Standard Opinion pieces for the day talk about issues related to policy and politics

If the seas are mostly calm, and yet the Indian economy performs poorly, there must be something wrong with the ship of state, writes T N Ninan

For Modi, Nehru is a recurrent target to attack. Not just because he believes Nehru cast India in a non-Hindu image but also to chip away and finish Gandhi dynasty and Congress, writes Shekhar Gupta 

Delhi’s debate of development versus Hindu-Muslim polarisation mirrors a paradigm shift in national politics, notes Sunil Sethi

In its short life, the AAP has distinguished itself in many, many governance spheres. But, party democracy is not one of them, writes Aditi Phadnis

“We are working on the FRDI Bill; but not sure when it can get through the House.”
Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman

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