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Latest update : 2017-03-14

Modi magic: India's PM turns cash crunch into selling point (part 1)

It's not just his supporters who are calling it Modi Magic. India's prime minister has put himself front and centre and carried Uttar Pradesh for his Hindu nationalist BJP, a stunning win in the country's most populous state. It's a victory that hardly seemed possible when back in November, he surprised even his own cabinet when he suddenly scrapped 87 percent of the country's currency as part of a bid to crack down on tax cheats. Our panel discuss the reasons for Modi's win.

Produced by Alessandro Xenos, Charles Wente, Christopher Davis.

By François PICARD

Our guests

Anil K. GUPTA

Michael D. Dingman Chair, University of Maryland

Priyanka CHATURVEDI

Spokesperson, Indian National Congress Party

Olivier DA LAGE

Journalist, Radio France Internationale

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2017-11-22 Lebanon

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2017-11-21 Libya

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2017-11-20 Germany

Has Merkel still got it? German chancellor weakened as coalition talks collapse

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2017-11-16 COP23

Clearing the air: How to make Paris climate agreement stick?

The planet's getting warmer, faster; China's carbon emissions are back on the rise; India's capital is blanketed in what feels like record smog; and the United States is not only...

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