On March 11, Indian legislative assembly election results from five states — Goa, Manipur, Punjab, Uttarakhand, and Uttar Pradesh — will be announced to the public. Nearly 240 million Indians reside in this group of states alone. Policies the newly elected state governments implement will have a significant impact on these states’ economic competitiveness as they strive to develop advantages that translate to jobs and growth.
Dr. Kartikeya Singh, Deputy Director of the CSIS Wadhwani Chair, sat down with Dr. Amit Kapoor, President and CEO of the India Council on Competitiveness, to talk about the pending elections, the connection between governance and competitiveness in India’s states, and how public and private sector partners in the United States and around the world should interpret the elections.
Hosted by Will Colson. Audio edited by Ribka Gemilangsari. Written and produced by Jeffrey Bean.
Dr. Kartikeya Singh is deputy director and senior fellow of the Wadhwani Chair in U.S.-India Policy Studies at CSIS.