Controversies plague BJP ahead of state elections

Tiff with central bank governor, scrutiny over French jet deal among issues Modi govt faces

While India's Prime Minister Narendra Modi remains a popular leader, various controversies have laid his ruling Bharatiya Janata Party open to criticism. India is heading for elections in three states ruled by the BJP this and next month, followed by
While India's Prime Minister Narendra Modi remains a popular leader, various controversies have laid his ruling Bharatiya Janata Party open to criticism. India is heading for elections in three states ruled by the BJP this and next month, followed by the general election next year.PHOTO: AGENCE FRANCE-PRESSE

The Modi government has run into rough weather, analysts said, following a series of controversies ahead of state elections coming up as early as next week.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi's government has gone from controversy to controversy over the past few weeks and is embroiled in a tiff with the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) governor Urjit Patel.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on November 10, 2018, with the headline 'Controversies plague BJP ahead of state elections'. Print Edition | Subscribe