Two parties, one vision

Print edition : February 22, 2013

At Komatipalli in Vizianagaram district of Andhra Pradesh, workers employed under the MGNREGS return after desilting a pond. The UPA’s first term, when it relied on outside support from the Left, was a mix of neoliberal reform and more radical programmes such as the MGNREGS. Photo: K.R. Deepak

Commerce and Industry Minister Anand Sharma at a meeting on FDI policy in New Delhi on July 13, 2011. Photo: Shanker Chakravarty

A protest by Left party activists in front of the Bharti Walmart Best Price Modern wholesale store in Vijayawada. Photo: V. RAJU

BJP leaders M. Venkaiah Naidu and (right) Bandaru Dattatreya during a protest against FDI in retail. Photo: G. Krishnaswamy

The difference between the Congress and the BJP is getting blurred on the matter of economic policy. Will Rahul Gandhi give the Congress a new distinction?
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