North-south divide in India grows more dangerous

When Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi visited the southern city of Chennai recently, he must have been startled by the welcome he received. Half the city, it seemed, had turned out to wave black flags at his motorcade, as well as banners that read "Go Back, Modi".

When the Prime Minister hopped into a helicopter, the crowds cleverly sent up black balloons in its wake.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on April 26, 2018, with the headline 'North-south divide in India grows more dangerous'. Print Edition | Subscribe