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Opinion

Drug problem in India's Punjab looms over crucial state election

Once an economic powerhouse, region has suffered a reversal in fortunes

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An drug user lies unconscious by the side of a road in Kapurthala, Punjab, in October 2019: the use of drugs such as heroin among people has become so rampant in the northern Indian state.   © AP

Henny Sender is a managing director at BlackRock in Hong Kong and a former Financial Times correspondent.

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