CAA, NRC introduce meddlesome officialdom into a question as fundamental as citizenship -Abhijit Banerjee & Esther Duflo

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published Published on Jan 6, 2020   modified Modified on Jan 6, 2020
-The Indian Express

CAA and NRC introduce a meddlesome officialdom into a question as fundamental as citizenship. Why not open our doors to all who sign up in our national mission of being democratic, open, tolerant and inclusive?

In 2014, then candidate Narendra Modi’s slogan of “maximum governance minimum government” had resonated with many voters who felt that the Indian government loomed too large in their lives while delivering too little to them. What resolves the apparent contradiction between less government and more governance is an emphasis on focusing on the things that the state can do effectively without becoming overbearing.

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The Indian Express, 1 January, 2020,

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