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Ashutosh Varshney with Narendar Pani in the Indian Express on Modi's Institutional Designs

July 29, 2014

Modi's Institutional Designs

by Ashutosh Varshney and Narendar Pani, NIAS

His approach resembles that of Indira Gandhi. But he must note: in Delhi, what one controls, slips away.

What is Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s view of political institutions? Consequent upon the rejection of Gopal Subramanium’s nomination as a Supreme Court judge, the gubernatorial appointments and the changes in Delhi University’s undergraduate curriculum, there has been some debate on whether institutions will suffer under Modi’s leadership. The debate needs greater clarity.

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