The Narendra Modi government will complete three months in office next week.
When it was sworn in on May 26, it faced at least three major challenges over which it hardly had any control. One of the challenges was political and the others were economic.
The political challenge arose from the lack of its majority in the Rajya Sabha and the possibility of a Congress resurgence in the wake of that party's worst electoral setback in a general election.
The two economic challenges sprang from the threat of a failed monsoon and unstable international crude oil prices.
The performance of the Modi government in the last few months should be judged against the context of these challenges and whether these challenges have become more serious or ceased to be as threatening as they had appeared at the start of the government's tenure.
Text: AK Bhattacharya, Business Standard
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