‘The middle class will decide the next election’

Surjit S. Bhalla in Business Standard:

“The middle class [now some 40 per cent of the Indian population] beats its own drum, unmoved by the pyrotechnics of the Communists, the BJP, or the Congress. The next election will most likely be won by the coalition that appeals most to the middle class; this should not be forgotten. And the middle class, for self-interest reasons, does not believe in ideologies except the ideology of economic opportunities, a level playing field, and fairness in politics and enterprise.”

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