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Hindu nationalist Narendra Modi, the prime ministerial candidate for India's Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), arrives to attend the BJP parliamentary party meeting at parliament house in New Delhi May 20, 2014.
Hindu nationalist Narendra Modi, the prime ministerial candidate for India's Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), arrives to attend the BJP parliamentary party meeting at parliament house in New Delhi May 20, 2014.
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IAIN MARLOW

Time for Modi to deliver as India awaits a budget that sparkles

During India’s boisterous, five-week election campaign – amid the autorickshaw rallies, the name-calling and the meaningless faux-scandals – Narendra Modi was able to coast well above tough questions about how he would govern India, batting away fear-mongering insults and leaning back on his reputation as a capable administrator.