Unlike the NDA government (1999-98 to 2003-04), the last nine years of UPA government (2004-05 to 2012-13) followed a completely different strategy which is far more meaningful whether it is social or economic policies towards achieving of inclusive development wherein equal opportunity is ensured at most care to every citizen of the country.
Primarily, the UPA bases its core developmental strategy on the premise of rights based approach which provides easy entitled legal access to basic rights of common people so as to enable them to develop their capabilities in order to achieve better living conditions on sustained basis. It is the higher levels of human capabilities developed through the better quality of education, healthcare, information, employment, water and sanitation, road etc. helps invariably to achieve higher level of economic growth of the country. The story often floating other way around is no doubt half-truth only.