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India Election Chief Bans Rallies By Modi Aide Over Religious Hatred

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Narendra Modi, widely tipped to become India's next prime minister, suffered a setback on Friday when his closest aide was banned from election rallies and meetings after a series of speeches deemed to have stoked tensions with Muslims. The 63 year-old Modi, a pro-business Hindu nationalist, is the prime ministerial candidate of the opposition Bharatiya Janata Party, which hopes to oust the ruling Congress Party of Rahul Gandhi with its promises of jobs and new infrastructure.