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Modi faces bellwether state elections for second term

In Himachal Pradesh, Gujarat, Indian prime minister defies criticism over demonetization and GST

NEW DELHI -- "Are you upset with me for the demonetization? Are you burning my effigies?" Prime Minister Narendra Modi demanded of voters during a high-octane campaign in the state of Himachal Pradesh as it approached a regional election on Nov. 9.

"No," the crowd roared back.  

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