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Loss in India’s Key State Poll A Setback for Modi

In India, Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s ruling Hindu nationalist, Bharatiya Janata Party has suffered a crushing defeat in a key poll in Bihar, one of the country’s largest and most underdeveloped states.  The decisive loss signals a decline in his popularity, and could be a setback to his economic reform agenda.  The contest between the BJP and an alliance of regional parties in India’s third most populous state was expected to be close, but when votes were tallied Sunday,...

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