Indian PM Narendra Modi to get one of the worst blow of his political career

Indian PM Narendra Modi to get one of the worst blow of his political career
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NEW DELHI - Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi is set to get one of the worst blow of his political career.

Modi is set to get the election losses in big heartland states, polls show, suggesting that farm distress and a lack of jobs for growing numbers of young people could prove stumbling blocks for his re-election bid in May.

India counts votes on Tuesday from five states that chose new assemblies over the past month, but exit polls show Modi’s ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) could lose the three most important races, while it has little presence in two smaller states dominated by regional parties.

The loss would be the biggest for Modi’s Hindu nationalists since they swept to power in 2014 general elections

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