PM Narendra Modi crafts populist measures ahead of elections
Updated : January 25, 2019 01:31 PM IST
Two opinion polls on Thursday suggested that a coalition led by Modi's Hindu nationalist Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) could emerge as the largest group in the election while falling short of a majority.
That could push Modi to adopt more populist measures likely to be a drain on the economy, although his government is already at risk of breaching its fiscal deficit goals.
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