WTO meet: India needs to stand by farmers
Developing countries must ensure that WTO is not reduced to a permanent satellite of Washington and Brussels
An electoral debacle for the ruling party in a major state is one thing. But the failure to safeguard the interests of hundreds of millions of poor farmers will be a much bigger embarrassment. That is the predicament the Narendra Modi governments faces in less than five weeks. The verdict of the people in Bihar, India’s third-most populated state with around 100 million people, came as a body blow to Modi and his party. The inescapable lesson is that people want inclusive economic and social development with justice.
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