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Testing times for Modi's fiscal reforms vs BJP's Hindu agenda

PM addresses contentious issues as he seeks to win in crucial Bihar polls

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IN REVERENCE: Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi with Buddhist monks at Mahabodhi Temple, a Buddhist temple designated as a Unesco World Heritage Site in Bodhgaya in eastern Bihar state on Friday. His BJP's campaign has now turned to religious polarisation, a road-tested method of uniting fractious Hindu castes behind the party.

Banka, India

INDIAN Prime Minister Narendra Modi is on the campaign trail in a state election that could define the rest of his term, promising jobs and development in one of the country's most backward areas, while his right-wing party pushes a Hindu agenda.

Braving the scorching