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India will suffer for Modi's failure to tackle corruption

Election rhetoric should not hide missed opportunities for better reforms

| India
Modi's administration appears willing to use anti-corruption investigations as a tool of political intimidation.     © Reuters

The longer India's election drags on, the more rattled Prime Minister Narendra Modi appears. In a long campaign that moves finally toward its conclusion on May 19, Modi could have laid out a bold economic vision. Instead, he took potshots, not at opposition leader Rahul Gandhi, but at his late father Rajiv Gandhi, claiming India's former leader, sometimes known as "Mr. Clean," had ended his life tarred by corruption.

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