The most important state elections in India are concluding in the coming days, with their results out on 11th December 2018. Chhattisgarh, Madhya Pradesh, Mizoram, Telangana and Rajasthan represent the biggest political fight of the last four years, with Opposition parties largely united against the ruling BJP, on campaign promises of more jobs, better outcomes for farmers and shared economic prosperity.
The results of these elections will have a profound impact for the General Elections in 2019, which are anticipated to be a two-horse race between the centre-right BJP and a centre-left Grand Coalition led by the Congress.
In the meantime, economic clouds are gathering in India. GDP growth has dipped to its lowest in three quarters, demonetisation continues to hamper growth at the bottom of the pyramid even two years on, rising NPAs in the banking sector are threatening to further choke private investment, export growth has near-zero, and as the US raises interest rates, FII flows into India are drying up. Yet, India remains the fastest major economy in the world, ahead of China, and Prime Minister Narendra Modi continues to be the most liked political leader in India for a generation.
What implications do the state election results have for the Mahagathbandhan and future coalitions?
Who were the biggest winners and losers?
What do the results mean for the economy?
Join us the day after the state election results are announced to hear exclusive insights for Bridge India members.
7:00pm Introduction from Pratik Dattani, Managing Director, EPG
7:10pm Panel discussion
8:30pm Close and networking