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'Brand Modi' gets a thumbs up as PM's party sweeps India polls

He rebounds from banknote crisis, his key Uttar Pradesh victory giving him rare command over parliament

Mr Modi banked that his charisma and thundering rhetoric from the rally pulpit, both used to spectacular effect in the 2014 general election, would sway votes his way again.

New Delhi

REBOUNDING from a self-inflicted banknote crisis to deliver his party a stunning victory in state polls, Prime Minister Narendra Modi shows dominance that mirrors India's early independence leaders and bodes well for his re-election in 2019, analysts say.

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