Next elections would throw decisive mandate: Yashwant
Senior BJP leader Yashwant Sinha has exuded confidence that the next general elections would throw a decisive mandate resulting in the formation of a strong government at the Centre.
"Elections were held earlier this year in India for five states. The one major trend that emerged was the movement from fractured verdicts to a clear mandate in favor of a strong political party," Sinha said in his address to the Brookings Institute in Washington on Wednesday.
"I am confident that two years later, when more than 700 million voters, most of them below the age of thirty, go to the polls, we will see a decisive verdict. This will lead to the formation of a strong government in Delhi that can take the necessary difficult decisions in the area of both economic policy as well as foreign policy," he said.
Sinha, former external affairs minister, said there are many in India and outside who are raising doubts about the India's growth story.
"The India growth story has been largely based on domestic savings and domestic demand. Both can be easily accelerated to take us back on the growth path again," he said.
"I remain sanguine about the future of India and its place in the world as a large market economy and an important and responsible democracy," he said.