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Modi Plays the Populist Card as India's Elections Near

Nov 19, 2018 | 11:00 GMT
Samajwadi Party candidate Nagendra Pratap Singh Patel, center, celebrates with supporters in Allahabad after winning election to India's lower house of Parliament on March 14, 2018.

Samajwadi Party candidate Nagendra Pratap Singh Patel, center, celebrates after winning election to India's lower house of Parliament on March 14. In elections next year, Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi's ruling Bharatiya Janata Party will face an emboldened opposition determined to deny Modi a repeat of his landslide victory in 2014.

(SANJAY KANOJIA/AFP/Getty Images)

Prime Minister Narendra Modi is the man to beat as India prepares to go to the polls. But as he invokes Hindu nationalism to shore up his base, his many opponents will look to set aside their differences to defeat him....

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