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India voters decide on `Moral Issue’ of terror suspect candidate

By Bloomberg
12 May 2019   |   4:44 pm
Indian law does not prevent the country’s ruling party from fielding a candidate accused of terrorism in the general election says Ram Madhav, a senior member of Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s Bharatiya Janata Party.

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