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14 Apr, 2015

Shashi Tharoor: Indian decision-making now needs “ok” from PM’s Office – The Hindu

Washington DC — The office of Prime Minister Narendra Modi exercises such an extent of control over policy matters that it could be impeding implementation, suggested to Shashi Tharoor, Member of Parliament from Thiruvananthapuram, who is on a brief visit to the U.S.

Speaking at a private event at the World Bank focused on his new book “India Shastra” Mr. Tharoor, who is also the Chair of the Parliamentary Standing Committee on External Affairs, said, “Mr. Modi has said a lot of the right things. The challenge is going to be in doing the right thing, which so far, in ten months, we haven’t seen him doing that.”

While the former Under-Secretary General at the United Nations said that he “applauded” Mr. Modi’s articulation of specific national objectives requiring the government’s attention, he emphasised that bureaucrats in Delhi testified that they were actually are much more paralysed now than they were thought to be in the “alleged days of policy paralysis under the UPA.”

via No one moves without an “ok” from PMO: Tharoor – The Hindu.