India has emerged the clear winner in this election. This extraordinary verdict needs a policy response that will reinforce this victory. India will then emerge as an even stronger example of a vibrant inclusive democracy being able to meet the aspirations of its people. Nobody had expected the result to be so unambiguously and clearly in support of rapid, sustained and inclusive economic growth. More than anything else, the Indian people want to improve their standard of living and that of their children. They’re clearly fed up with the hackneyed mantras of caste, religion, identity politics and defunct left-wing ideologies. They have used their constitutional right to declare with stunning clarity and unexpected unanimity that they appreciate governments that pursue developmental goals.