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Asia: South & Central Why India's Narendra Modi can't succeed without regional parties

Narendra Modi is favored to become India's next prime minister, but he would need to secure the backing of powerful regional parties to form a government.

By Correspondent / April 24, 2014

Danish Siddiqui/Reuters

When Narendra Modi, the man expected to be India's next prime minister, took the stage at a rally in Mumbai this week, it was not his face, but a picture of the late founder of the Shiv Sena, an influential regional party, that dominated the banners above him.