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India's opposition names hardliner Modi as PM candidate

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India's main opposition party named hardline Hindu nationalist Narendra Modi as its prime ministerial candidate on Friday ahead of elections next year, overriding concerns about his polarising character.

"Sri Narendra Modi will be our prime ministerial candidate," party chairman Rajnath Singh told a press conference called after a meeting of leaders from the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP).

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