Why cooperative and competitive federalism is the secret to India's success

Women devotees pray after taking a holy dip in the Sangam, the confluence of three rivers, the Ganges, the Yamuna and the Saraswati during the Hindu festival of Sheetala Ashtami in the northern Indian city of Allahabad June 16, 2009. Sheetala Ashtami is celebrated in honour of Sheetala Mata or goddess of smallpox, and the devotees pray for longer lives for their sons during the festival.   REUTERS/Jitendra Prakash (INDIA RELIGION SOCIETY) - GM1E56G1P7401

'Only through working with states can India’s development goals be realized' Image: REUTERS/Jitendra Prakash

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