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Fishermen row their boats carrying baskets full of fishes at a fishing harbour in the southern Indian city of Chennai on June 6, 2013.
Fishermen row their boats carrying baskets full of fishes at a fishing harbour in the southern Indian city of Chennai on June 6, 2013.
(BABU/REUTERS)

Rupa Subramanya

How India’s ruling party dropped the ball on the economy

In less than a year, what is perhaps the greatest democratic show on earth will take place. In May, 2014, or perhaps sooner, some 780 million Indian voters will go to the polls to decide if they’re going to give a thumping endorsement to the Congress Party-led ruling coalition, the United Progressive Alliance (UPA), to govern the country for a third term.