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Indian leader's 'puppy' remark triggers new controversy over riots

NEW DELHI (Reuters) - Indian Hindu nationalist leader and possible prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi triggered an uproar on Friday over a remark he made in an interview about deadly communal riots in Gujarat state in 2002.Full story

India's main opposition alliance splits ahead of election

NEW DELHI (Reuters) - A powerful Indian regional party pulled out of the main opposition alliance on Sunday, a split that could hobble the rise of a controversial Hindu nationalist leader who hopes to oust the ruling Congress party in elections due by May 2014. Full story

Indian opposition leader reverses decision to quit key posts

NEW DELHI (Reuters) - Veteran Indian politician Lal Krishna Advani on Tuesday backtracked on his decision to quit senior posts in the main opposition Bharatiya Janata Party, a move that may convince potential partners to stick with the BJP in upcoming elections. Full story

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File photo of Gujarat's Chief Minister Narendra Modi speaking during Vibrant Gujarat Summit at Gandhinagar
File photo of Gujarat's Chief Minister Narendra Modi speaking during Vibrant Gujarat Summit at Gandhinagar

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File photo of Gujarat's Chief Minister Narendra Modi addressing his supporters during an election campaign rally in Gujarat

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