says Swaminathan Aiyar in his most recent Swaminomics column, in the Times of India.
The Congress is by instinct a left-of-centre party, says Aiyar, and the main thrust of policy will be to strengthen existing approaches — rural development, employment generation, infrastructure, and skill development.
The Common Minimum Programme promised huge increases in spending on education, health, employment guarantees and rural development. Congress went well beyond this with its own Bharat Nirman programme. It will now build on the Common Minimum Programme even without the Left Front.
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