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19 December, 2017

State election victories strengthen BJP’s hand

The state election victories for Prime Minister Modi’s BJP in both Gujarat and Himachal Pradesh ensure that the ruling party remains firmly on track to secure a majority in the Rajya Sabha (upper house of parliament) in the not-too-distant future. They should also provide some reassurance to the government that its popularity has not been dented by demonetisation and the implementation of the GST. In turn, that might make Mr Modi more inclined to pursue reforms in future. He has shown no inclinatio

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