Rahul Gandhi is poised to lead India if the ruling Congress party wins the next election after Prime Minister Manmohan Singh signaled his support for the next member of the country’s famed political dynasty.
India’s slow economic growth will not last long as the government removes hurdles for stalled projects, eases foreign ownership rules and starts work on new ports and rail lines, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh said.
Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh withdrew an order that allowed convicted lawmakers to retain office after a public rebuke from within the Gandhi family, which leads his party, caused embarrassment before polls.
Rahul Gandhi, deputy leader of India’s ruling party, criticized Prime Minister Manmohan Singh’s order to allow convicted lawmakers to hold office, distancing his family from the government ahead of elections.
For three decades, Indian rice farmer Lahu Bhiwa loaded his grain onto an ox cart and sold it to families in his village, earning about 2,000 rupees ($32) a month. His life changed in 2010, when bulldozers cleared a new road that has helped triple his income.
Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh’s half-brother joined rival Narendra Modi’s Bharatiya Janata Party, a blow to the incumbent Congress party that’s projected to lose power in nationwide opinion polls.
Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh faces an opposition onslaught when parliament resumes this week, with rivals vowing to block the biggest opening to foreign investment in 10 years as the government bids to stoke growth.