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21 July 2013, LIVEMINT

Narendra Modi and the issue of prime ministership

Livemint published Gateway House's Fellow Rajni Bakshi's article on Narendra Modi and the issue of prime ministership. She argues that business leaders should build immunity against communal tensions instead of engaging in the complexity of identity politics.

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Recent reports suggest the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) will make the Ram Mandir a major issue in the upcoming Lok Sabha elections. This may raise some challenges for India’s business leaders, many of whom have been enthusiastically advocating Narendra Modi as a future Prime Minister of India.

There is an urgent need to reflect both on how the revival of the Ram Mandir issue could impact the economy and consider creative ways for businesses to deal with the emerging political climate.

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