Govt vs RBI: Why PM Modi wants to increase control over central bank

An incendiary speech by a top Reserve Bank of India (RBI) official last Friday blew the lid off an increasingly toxic dispute between the central bank and the government of Prime Minister Narendra Modi over monetary policy and who controls the institution's reserves.

While historically there have been differences between the RBI and the nation's governments, the extent of the rift and its public nature are unprecedented. By Wednesday morning, there were Indian media reports saying that RBI Governor Urjit Patel was about.....

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