Narendra Modi greets his supporters after casting his vote in the second phase of the state Assembly elections—AP

Narendra Modi greets his supporters after casting his vote in the second phase of the state Assembly elections—AP

Narendra Modi greets his supporters after casting his vote in the second phase of the state Assembly elections—AP

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Between 2 pm on October 1 and 10.30 am on October 2, Central government offices in New Delhi remained closed. Why? Because Prime Minister Narendra Modi, concerned about widespread filth in India, is “launching” the nation-wide “Swachchh Bharat” (Clean India) campaign today.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi greeted the Indian diaspora in New York with a grand promise: “India will touch new heights.” The crowd of 20,000 Americans of Indian origin erupted in re