Government spending: Numbers don’t lie
The Modi government's priorities are revealed by what it spends on
The best way to judge what any government really believes in is not to listen to what it says, but to consider instead what it does. And there is no better way of finding out what is close to the Narendra Modi government’s heart than to check what it spends its money on. The provisional estimates of the Union government’s expenditure for 2014-15 are now out, giving us an idea about what the government spent on, compared to what it had promised in its budget. These numbers don’t lie.