Has Narendra Modi lost the plot?

Has India’s Prime Minister Narendra Modi lost the plot?
This week, his BJP government backed down on its controversial land acquisition bill, which would have made it easier for land to be used for industry and infrastructure projects. It has, more or less, returned to the old law approved by the former Congress party government which actually made it tougher for industry to acquire land from farmers.
This is a big blow to Mr Modi’s land plans and is seen by many as the beginning of the end of reform.
In fact, the prime minister has shown little appetite for reform so far: last year his government rolled back a suburban train fare hike after protests from commuters, a move that a once-sympathetic columnist now says was an act of “spineless populism”.
Continue reading @ http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-india-33783510

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