Resident Senior Fellow, Vivek Dehejia spoke on a panel on business reforms at the South Asia Conclave, organised by the Oxford University Press, in New Delhi. Other panelists included T.N. Ninan, Chairman, Business Standard and Kanta Murali, co-editor of the book, Business and Politics in India, on which the discussion was based. Shekhar Gupta, Editor-in-Chief, ThePrint, moderated the panel discussion. ThePrint carried a piece on the session. Excerpts:
"...Dehejia said the book buys too much into the rhetoric of Modi’s promises before the election. 'I don’t know many businessmen who are happy with demonetisation and GST (goods and services tax). When you probe, there isn’t really much substance, rather rhetoric,' he said about the on-ground reality."
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