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Talking back to the Centre

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Talking back to the Centre

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As regional parties flex their political muscle in India, Bhaskar Dutta asks if fiscal decentralisation is the future for the country. In an article for the Indian Express, Bhaskar Dutta considers the recent political bargaining from regional chief ministers to secure ‘special status’ for individual states, and asks whether fiscal decentralisation – at least partially – may be the solution in a less than Utopian world.