Boost for Modi plans as BJP leads in state polls


INDIAN Prime Minister Narendra Modi's plans to revive the nation's economy received a boost as vote counting in two states showed his party leading in both and poised to win majority in one of them.

The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and allies led in 122 of the 288 assembly constituencies in Maharashtra, whose capital is Mumbai, and was set to win 47 of 90 seats in the northern state of Haryana, CNN-IBN television channel said.

While the BJP could form a government in Haryana on its own, it may...

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