What is the one key reason you will vote for Narendra Modi in the upcoming elections?

Answer by Anurag Dwivedi:

It would be a vote to NDA ( and not Narendra Modi ) against UPA because of their better economic policies. Some facts to substantiate my claim are :

An Analysis Of NDA And UPA Govt up to June 30, 2013 :-

1. Average GDP growth:
1998-2004 (NDA) : 6%
2004-13 (UPA) : 7.9%.

2. Current Account Deficit:
2004: (+) $7.36 billion (surplus).
2013: (-) $80 billion.

3. Trade deficit:
2004: (-) $13.16 billion.
2013: (-) $180 billion.

4. Fiscal deficit:
2004: 4.7% of GDP.
2013: 4.8% of GDP.

5. Inflation:
1998-2004: 5%.
2004-2013: 9% (Both figures are averaged out over their respective tenures).

6. External Debt:
March 2004: $111.6 billion.
March 2013: $390 billion.

7. Jobs:
1999-2004: 60 million new jobs created.
2004-11: 14.6 million jobs created.

8. Rupee:
1998-2004: Variation: Rs. 39 to 49 per $.
2004-13: Variation: Rs. 39 to 68 per $.

9. HDI:
2004: India was ranked 123rd globally on the human development index (HDI) in 2004, with a score of 0.453.
2013: India has slipped 13 places to 136th globally on the HDI in 2013 with a score of 0.554.

10. Subsidies:
2004: Rs. 44,327 crore.
2013: Rs. 2,31,584 crore.

Score : NDA (8) – (1) UPA

Source: Chidambaram and Modi: Close encounters with facts

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