Economy A tale of two Prime Ministers, of a lost decade Updated : May 09, 2019 12:50 PM IST Before Mukherjee's appointment as Finance Minister, Mehra writes, India was on the verge of being christened a "miracle economy". By the time Mukherjee moved to Rashtrapati Bhawan, the government was under attack for "policy paralysis". The economic slump that Narendra Modi inherited "was not as grave as the 1991 crisis, although the expectations were certainly greater". Subscribe to Moneycontrol PRO at just Rs.33/- per month for the first year. Use code SUPERPRO. Limited period offer. Available on Web and Android.