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Modi's attack on the rich is an expression of solidarity with the poor

Shreekant Sambrani  |  Baroda 

With reference to “Note ban and the allure of authoritarian populism” (January 11), Ashoka Mody and Michael Walton begin by stating that “India’s demonetisation has the surreal quality of the post-truth world”. But the writers themselves indulge in some fact-free fantasising when they call the US President-elect Donald Trump Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s “friend”. Despite the surface similarities such as the use of Twitter and a penchant for addressing people directly, as cited by the writers, there is no evidence as yet of anything more ...

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