Voters in India’s Andhra Pradesh have confirmed that insensitive and socially irresponsible governments can be censured through the ballot. Chandrababu Naidu, ex – chief minister, towed the preferred policy line to get generous funding from the Bank and the British government for the contentious Vision 2020 plan.
US consultancy company McKinsey crafted this policy framework which renowned writer, George Monbiot describes as the “blueprint for mass starvation”.
Indian writer, Palagummi Sainath says the election “was a mandate against Naidu’s policies and style of governance”. Naidu’s ‘Vision’ endeared him to donors and corporate interests, but distanced him from the voters. The state has the most recorded number of farmers’ suicides.
the world's largest democracy has delivered a resounding vote of no confidence in the IMF, World Bank and DFID
Louise Richards of UK NGO War on Want says the “world’s largest democracy has delivered a resounding vote of no confidence in the IMF, World Bank and DFID”.