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Neutral or committed?

The lack of mention of economic issues in the PM's address last week in the national executive meeti

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Withreferenceto“WhathappenstoNitiAayog?”(September27),thesettingupoftheEconomicAdvisoryCouncilofPrimeMinisteronthewholeisawelcomestep.Whatisrathermoretellingisthechoiceofthemembersofthecouncil.WhatthepositivegeneralperceptionoftheindependenceofthecouncilmemberssignifiesisthegrudgingacceptancebytheBharatiyaJanataParty(BJP)thatit’scommittedintellectuallobbylacksboth—thedepthofideologicalalignmentwithcurrentrealitiesandthespinetostanduptothepoliticalleadersoftheparty,if ...