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India election

India's mom-and-pop merchants lean toward Modi's BJP in election

Many in community of 70m see incumbent as best bet after bank-note ban and new tax

NEW DELHI -- With India's monthlong general elections underway, the country's influential merchants appear to have thrown their weight behind Prime Minister Narendra Modi, despite having suffered from his government's demonetization drive and a chaotic rollout of a goods and services tax.

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