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'Modi vs who' question could arise in 2024, but not this time, says PM

Modi dismissed Gandhi's chances this time round, predicting the opposition would have to wait another five years to mount a serious challenge

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During Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s tenure the economy has gathered strength, but growth has been uneven, leaving large sections of the population unhappy.

Reuters New Delhi
Prime Minister Narendra Modi said on Friday his ruling coalition would increase its majority in India’s upcoming election, despite some independent analysts suggesting it could disappear due to discontent over lack of jobs and depressed farm incomes.

Involving around 900 million voters, India’s general election will be the world’s largest democratic exercise, with the vote taking place in seven phases between April 11 and May 19.

Results will be announced on May 23, and in an interview with Republic Bharat television channel, Modi predicted an easy victory.

“The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and its National Democratic Alliance partners will get more seats than

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First Published: Mar 30 2019 | 8:20 AM IST

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