Rural India's economic distress poses post-election challenge
Supporters of India's Prime Minister Narendra Modi react on the day of an election campaign rally in Meerut, India, March 31, 2024. Modi is now seeking a third consecutive term in general elections. If, as widely expected, Modi wins the polls, which conclude on June 1 with vote-counting set for June 4, he will be only the second person after Indian independence hero and first prime minister Jawaharlal Nehru to serve three consecutive terms.  REUTERS