India's Elections & the Indian Economy: The BJP Perspective

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AsiaConnect Briefing with Jayant Sinha

India's political parties are vying for public support ahead of elections due by the end of May. As the Indian economy has slowed, economic issues have shot to the top of the political agenda. A recent poll by the Pew Research Center shows the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), led by prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi, with a 63% to 19% lead over the ruling Indian National Congress. Last week, the BJP announced its economic platform, promising a business-friendly approach to managing the economy.

For the next briefing in the Asia Society Policy Institute's (ASPI) AsiaConnect teleconference series, Jayant Sinha, a parliamentary candidate for the BJP, will discuss his views on the upcoming elections and state of affairs in India. Mr. Sinha will speak on the record, in his personal capacity.

Jayant Sinha is the BJP's Lok Sabha candidate for Hazaribagh, Jharkand. He previously served as Managing Director and Partner at Omidyar Network, leading investment strategy and operations in India. Prior to joining the Omidyar Network, he served as the Managing Director of Courage Capital Management, LLC, where he led technology and India-related investing for a global hedge fund. Mr. Sinha also spent 12 years with McKinsey & Company as a Partner in the Boston and Delhi offices, leading a variety of strategic, operational, and transaction-related projects with corporations in North America, Europe, and India. Mr. Sinha received an M.B.A. with distinction from the Harvard Business School; an M.S. in Energy Management and Policy from the University of Pennsylvania; and a B.Tech. in Chemical Engineering with distinction from the Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi.

ASPI's AsiaConnect is a monthly telephone briefing series on pressing issues in Asia and U.S.-Asia relations made possible through the generous support of Asia Society Trustee Mitch Julis.

ASPI will announce AsiaConnect briefings focusing on the views of other major Indian parties in the coming weeks. Please keep an eye out for more information on those calls, and click here for more information on AsiaConnect.

AsiaConnect briefings are for the Society's members and supporters. To register and obtain call-in information, please email AsiaDC@asiasociety.org or call +1-202-833-ASIA.

Event Details

Wed 26 Mar 2014
10:00 AM - 10:45 AM

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