Even while the ruling combine at the Centre claims of economic growth after persuing neo-liberal policies since 1991, the result is that the disparity between the rich and poor widened many-fold.
According to the data collected by the National Sample Survey Organisation (NSSO),the average spend of the richest group in urban areas was 12 times that of the poorest group in 2000; In 2012, it has increased to 15 fold. In rural areas, the disparity increased from 7 to 10 times in these 12 years.
The new economic policy has resulted in the GDP Growth for most of this period; but has not tickled down to the neediest. Rather is benefiting the already affluent sector more. The Reliances, Tatas and other richest have flourished and the poor perished or cornered