Indian girls wear masks depicting Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi and hold up new currency notes in November, 2016. Photo: EPA
Jairaj Devadiga
Opinion

Opinion

Jairaj Devadiga

The Indian government cannot be trusted to tell the truth about its finances

  • Creative accounting has shifted chunks of government debt off the books, making it hard to gauge the size of India’s budget deficit. Two things are for certain, the fiscal hole is deeper than officially announced and the government is not telling the whole truth

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Indian girls wear masks depicting Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi and hold up new currency notes in November, 2016. Photo: EPA
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