‘Big Man and the lady’: Pranab Mukherjee’s complex legacy in the market-regulatory architecture

Pranab Mukherjee’s first stint as India’s finance minister was in Indira Gandhi’s Cabinet between 1982 and 1984. Two decades later, when the Congress-led United Progressive Alliance (UPA) came into power in 2004, Mukherjee became the obvious choice for the coveted post. But the freshly minted member of Parliament (MP) from Jangipur had other ideas.In his autobiography, The Coalition Years: 1996-2012, Mukherjee revealed that he did not want the

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