Politics drives economics, or does economics drive politics? The debate can go on. Either way, 2014 is the year of politics for India, with central elections looming large and whichever political combination comes to power, that has severe ramifications for the economy in the short, near and long term.
Which is why we have organised a panel discussion on the politics and economy at VCCircle India Limited Partners Summit 2014 being held on February 19, 2014 (on Wednesday) at Trident Nariman Point, Mumbai.
You can witness a fiery debate between Sanjay Jha of Congress, Meera Sanyal of Aam Aadmi Party, Jayant Sinha of BJP (also former head of Omidyar Network in India), Kumar Ketkar (leading journalist), which will be moderated by Praveen Chakravarty, board member, Centre for Civil Society.
Jha, a Congress spokesperson, is the most vociferous defender of UPA policies, while Sinha has seen BJP/NDA's economic agenda making from close quarters. He recently quit Omidyar Network to join BJP full time. Sinha is rumoured to be one of the top experts BJP has relied on to draft the party's economic agenda.
Former chairman of RBS in India, Meera Sanyal, has dabbled in politics before as an independent candidate in the last central elections, and now she is officially representing AAP and was recently declared as the AAP candidate from South Mumbai constituency. It will be interesting to see how the former banker articulates AAP's economic agenda.
Chakravarty, an ex-banker and now a public policy enthusiast, will be asking the panelists their views on key economic questions such as FDI in retail, e-commerce, unleashing further economic reforms, big government/small government, pro-poor Vs pro-business, crony capitalism Vs Capitalism, etc, and where each party stands on these issues.
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VCCircle India Limited Partners Summit 2014 will bring together 250+ attendees representing prominent international LPs in addition to CEOs of leading Indian private equity and venture capital funds, regulators, policy makers, economists & corporate CEOs among others. Click here for more details.