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Five Indian states go to the polls in a test for Narendra Modi

Narendra Modi’s currency move could influence election results

By: Eastern Eye Staff

Five Indian states representing more than 160 million voters will go to the polls in the next two months, officials said on Wednesday (3), a key test for the prime minister after his shock currency move. They include India’s most populous state Uttar Pradesh, where Narendra Modi’s Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) is hoping to claw back power after performing well in national elections in 2014. The elections will begin on February 4, nearly three months after Modi announced he was scrapping nearly 86 per cent of all Indian currency, a move aimed at curbing widespread tax evasion. The northern states…

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