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India's Modi faces 3 potential snags in reelection effort

Sluggish economy, unemployment and crackdown on opposition seen as concerns

Narendra Modi intends to seek a third term as India's prime minister in a general election next spring.   © Reuters

NEW DELHI -- Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi carries heavy support for a third term ahead of elections expected in spring 2024, but slowing economic growth, rising joblessness and accusations of heavy-handed political tactics give rivals an opening.

Modi, representing the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party, has been in power since 2014.

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