Bhubaneswar: Uday Mahurkar’s book ‘Marching with a Billion: Analysing Narendra Modi Government at Midterm’ was released, here on Sunday. Union petroleum and natural gas minister, Dharmendra Pradhan,  released the book at a function organized the publisher of the book Penguin in association with Kalinga Institute of Indo-Pacific Studies (KIIPS).

Former high court judge AS Naidu, Sambad editor Soumya Ranjan Patnaik, Jawahar Lal Nehru University rector Chintamani Mahapatra, eminent litterateur Devdas Chhotray, and Ranvenshaw University assistant professor Netajee Abhinandan graced the occasion. Author Uday Mahurkar, who is an eminent journalist,  spoke about his new book.

The book is on a transformation of a government under a leader who leads from the front and goes by the slogan of Team India and Nation First. It is written by long-term Narendra Modi watcher and senior journalist Uday Mahurkar who has covered the prime minister over the past three decades and one who has studied his Gujarat model of governance closely. His first book on his 13 year Gujarat tenure, titled ‘Centre-State Inside the Narendra Modi Model of Governance’ was published in 2014. By marshaling credible evidence from multiple sources the book underlines how this government through its commitment, transparency and innovations in governance is laying a new order for the country when it comes to good and people-centric governance. It covers almost all the core sectors including agriculture.