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Indian states vote in assembly polls amid surge in COVID cases

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Indian states vote in assembly polls amid surge in COVID cases

Indian states vote in assembly polls amid surge in COVID cases

Four states and a union territory vote in elections seen as a crucial test for Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s government.


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