NaMo is the biggest supporter of greater devolution of power to states. He is the last person to go for an overly centralized, dictatorial model. If he worked Chinese style, people of Gujarat would not have re-elected him.
Actually, ironically enough, the Chinese economic revolution was also caused (and is still driven by) by total autonomy to the local party units........the party apparatchik was measured (and promoted) by economic growth in their provinces, and were given the freedom to take all steps necessary to make that happen. That sparked off first an agricultural boom (transfer of land from collective to individual "leased" plots), then a construction and industrialization boom nationwide
That has also now resulted in ghost towns and airports and bridges, but hey, they went from < 500 bn to ~ 9 trn over 20 years
So if someone cribs about Chinese style, I say bring it on..........provinces have far more freedom of action there than in India, and I think that that is the way forward for us as well. Actually even more- devolve and give genuine financial and administrative rights and functions to the first tier i.e. local self-governments such as municipalities and panchayats
Just wanted to set the record straight............OT otherwise so will stop now