Modi at 100 days: First milestone

Rather than tinkering with policies, Narendra Modi’s focus seems to be more on clearing bottlenecks and expediting decision-making. What he will ultimately deliver is anyone’s guess, but success or failure, Modi will have nobody to share credit with, or blame

Updated - December 04, 2021 11:25 pm IST

Published - September 03, 2014 08:50 am IST

A period of 100 days in power is too short to judge any Prime Minister, more so when the man in question, Narendra Modi, had sought five years to show results, and in some sectors such as infrastructure, ten years. But this is certainly long enough a period to judge the direction of the man and his government. Mr. Modi’s style has been crticised as authoritarian by the Opposition, but his admirers say it is an assertion of authority. - Varghese K. George

>Foreign policy: Modi brings style to substance - Suhasini Haidar

It is Mr. Modi’s ability to re-energise foreign policy with his flourishes that distinguishes his tenure

>Infrastructure: Connecting the nation - Mahim Pratap Singh

Bullet trains and aviation and port projects aims to shrink India

>Economy and development, financial measures, thrust to PPP - Puja Mehra

The Modi government was sworn in at a time when the economy was facing several challenges: The GDP grew at sub-5 per cent for two consecutive years, inflation was above the Reserve Bank’s comfort zone and both investor and consumer confidence had been shaky.

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