Wednesday, June 4, 2014

India's New Government Has the Same Problems as the Old One

One of the factors that drove the Congress Party out of power in India was a string of corruption scandals, but the new government doesn't look much better on that score:
the new cabinet is not a major departure from the old. Thirteen of Mr. Modi’s ministers are facing criminal charges in courts, including serious ones like attempted murder and kidnapping. And, although Mr. Modi has portrayed himself as a friend of youth, most of his ministers are over 60 and looked older as they climbed up a short flight of stairs to take the oath.

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