Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi addresses the nation during Independence Day celebrations in New Delhi on August 15. Photo ReutersIndian Prime Minister Narendra Modi addresses the nation during Independence Day celebrations in New Delhi on August 15. Photo Reuters
Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi addresses the nation during Independence Day celebrations in New Delhi on August 15. Photo Reuters

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Who is India PM Narendra Modi and why is he so popular?

  • After riding a tsunami of support to re-election in 2019’s polls, the bearded 69-year-old is by far the most powerful Indian politician in a generation
  • He is not without his critics, however – especially for his government’s Hindu-nationalist policies and treatment of the country’s Muslim minority

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Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi addresses the nation during Independence Day celebrations in New Delhi on August 15. Photo ReutersIndian Prime Minister Narendra Modi addresses the nation during Independence Day celebrations in New Delhi on August 15. Photo Reuters
Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi addresses the nation during Independence Day celebrations in New Delhi on August 15. Photo Reuters
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