The writer is former chairman, Trai.
The Finance Minister has used the “short-term pain for long-term gain” argument to justify the go-ahead. That sends a chill down many spines, given the experience with demonetisation.
Within a government, ministers are expected to convey opinions on policy proposals. A second channel is through public representatives (the members of Parliament).
India should not have suspended trade talks with the EU. Drama and posturing have their place — in the negotiating room.
We need to scale down the programme’s ambition.