Book review: Half-Lion by Vinay Sitapati2 min read 15 Jul 2016, 08:00 AM IST
A rigorous look at Narasimha Rao, who dared to dream and paid the price for his audacity
On 24 July 1991, the government led by Narasimha Rao, who also held the industry ministry portfolio, quietly tabled a statement in the Lok Sabha abolishing industrial licensing—in keeping with the then mantra of “reforms by stealth". Hours later, finance minister Manmohan Singh presented his historic budget, signalling more unprecedented course correction in the country’s long-accepted economic doctrine.
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