Test for reform zeal of Modi in make-or-break budget

February 28, 2015 7:33 AM

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Test for reform zeal of Modi in make-or-break budget

NEW DELHI (Reuters) - Prime Minister Narendra Modi's stomach for free-market economics faces a major test on Saturday, in a budget India's top economic advisor has warned could wreck the leader's promises of "good days" if there's no roadmap to reform.

Reaping the benefits of low global prices for oil, India's main import, Modi's government sees itself in a sweet spot with spare cash to modernize ageing roads and railways without busting fiscal deficit and inflation targets.

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