May 06, 2008

India's Middle Class

It is very gratifying to note that Indian Left leaders , recently, defended the Indian Middle Class against President Bush 's remark that growing prosperity of India's 35 crore Middle Class ( which is more than entire American population ) was responsible for World wide food shortage.

Indian Communists have during the last 4-5 years of their power devastatingly wrecked the dreams of the Indian Middle class ( many of whom had earlier moved up from Working Class. ) Left's restrictive policies have shaved of many percentage points from India's G.D.P. growth and effectively derailed the Reforms Programme . China , by following Free Market Reforms has been enjoying double digit growth.

Indian Communists should realise that when there is over all growth , every body gets a share of it , including the Working Class which then rises to the level of Middle Class .

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