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NEW DELHI---Prime Minister Man-
mohan Singh fought for his reputation
as the architect of India s economic
reforms on Friday, insisting that the
current growth and currency crunch
was no repeat of the 1991 balance of
payments crisis that made him a
An economist by training, Singh s
long political career has been book-
ended by crises.
As finance minister 22 years ago, he
deftly ushered in reforms of a state-
shackled economy that helped launch
years of rapid growth, earning himself
a place in history as the man behind
India s emergence as a new economic
Now 80 years old and heading into
his last months as prime minister before
elections, the growth bubble has burst.
The latest GDP figures yesterday showed
an economy growing at just 4.4 per
cent, the weakest pace since the global
financial crisis and a far cry from ambi-
tions for growth of eight to nine per
The country is saddled with hefty fis-
cal and current account deficits, and
the rupee has fallen like a stone in recent
weeks to successive record lows.
But Singh, struggling to make his thin
voice heard above the din of bellowing
lawmakers in parliament, said 2013 was
not 1991: the exchange rate is now mar-
ket set, and India has enough foreign
exchange reserves to cover seven months
of imports compared with just three
weeks back then.
"There is no reason for anybody to
believe that we are going down the hill
and that 1991 is on the horizon," he said,
in his first substantial comments since
the rupee suffered its steepest-ever
monthly fall in August.
India s currency predicament is partly
due to an emerging-market selloff trig-
gered by the US Federal Reserve s plans
to rein in its economic stimulus.
However, it has been compounded
by what Singh admitted was "a crisis
of confidence" in a country where wel-
fare programs and subsidies for the poor
remain priorities for his Congress party,
especially as it heads into a difficult
election that is due by next May.
Singh sparred with opponents in par-
liament who said his legacy was at risk
if he did not get a grip on the economy.
Opposition leader Arun Jaitley said his
track record as prime minister was one
of populist policies, not reform.
Singh blamed the main opposition
party s intransigence for India s slow
progress on a second round of deep eco-
nomic reform, and said his reputation
was intact on the world stage.
"There is a collective responsibility
we owe to our country to send out a
message to investors both domestic and
foreign that India remains a viable, bank-
able, credit-worthy proposition," he said.
"Whatever some members of the
house may say about me as the prime
minister, I command a certain status,
certain prestige and a certain respect in
the Group of 20."
Only the most pessimistic investors
believe India is on the verge of a crisis
as severe as 1991, when the central bank
was forced to pawn 67 tonnes of gold
in Europe to pay the bills, but the parallels
Sanjaya Baru, a former media advisor
to Singh, said there was little the prime
minister could do ahead of the election
to change investor sentiment about India.
"In 91 the difference was all the policy
action was taken in the beginning of
the new term. Everybody knew these
guys were going to be in office for a rea-
sonable period. I don t think the mood
of investors will change until there is an
election...They just feel that this gov-
ernment is in the shadow of an election,
and that shadow has to pass." (Reuters)
An employee of a foreign currency exchange outlet gives alms to a beggar in Bangalore, India,
yesterday. India yesterday assured foreign investors it is not contemplating capital controls as a step
to stabilise the falling Indian rupee. The government also released new growth figures that showed the
country's economic slowdown had deepened. AP PHOTO
India's Singh fights
for 'reformer' legacy
as economy totters
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