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India election

Modi's BJP bumps into regional opposition in India's election

Alliance of former rivals reaches out to Muslims and lower castes in Uttar Pradesh

An election campaign rally of Bahujan Samaj Party in 2016. The party formed an alliance with former rival in January.   © Reuters

MEERUT, India -- Many low-income voters in India's most populous state are throwing their weight behind an alliance of regional opposition parties, causing a headache for Prime Minister Narendra Modi and the ruling coalition in the general elections due to start next week.

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