As voting begins in India’s elections, opponents of Prime Minister Narendra Modi have been attacking his record on the economy. They’ve zeroed in on two policies – “demonetization” and the “goods and services tax,” which they claim have put hundreds of thousands of small companies out of business. But the prime minister’s supporters argue these moves are important structural reforms. Political parties are lighting up social media with last-minute campaigning – including on issues like national security and interfaith tensions. Voting in the elections is due to be held through May 19th.
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