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Is PM Modi on the backfoot?

As India’s mammoth general election enters its final week, a narrative that has unfolded in the international media is a waning of popular support for Prime Minister Modi's Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP). But the BJP's large existing mandate and stellar performance in recent state elections suggest that goodwill towards the party would have had to have soured significantly in recent weeks for it to lose its parliamentary majority.

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