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Poll| Is ‘intolerance’ hurting govt’s business-friendly image?

india Updated: Nov 01, 2015 12:11 IST
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On Saturday, Reserve Bank of India (RBI) governor Raghuram Rajan joined the debate while addressing the IIT-Delhi convocation ceremony, saying that tolerance is essential for economic progress. (REUTERS)

The alleged growing intolerance in the country echoed internationally on Friday as a Moody’s report cautioned Prime Minister Narendra Modi that he risked losing his “domestic and global credibility” if BJP controversialists were not reined in.

The advice came on a day leading seer the Shankaracharya of Kanchi appealed for Hindu-Muslim unity, while Tamil Nadu police arrested a Left-leaning folk singer and slapped sedition charges against him for allegedly insulting chief minister J Jayalalithaa.

On Saturday, Reserve Bank of India (RBI) governor Raghuram Rajan joined the debate while addressing the IIT-Delhi convocation ceremony, saying that tolerance is essential for economic progress.