Coronavirus Could Make or Break Narendra Modi

After six years in office, Prime Minister Narendra Modi faces the greatest test of his political career. If he steers a successful response to Covid-19, he will cement his standing as India’s most popular and powerful politician in a generation. But should India suffer a serious outbreak, it could severely diminish Mr. Modi’s stature and lead to widespread and unpredictable social and political upheaval.

The 1918 Spanish flu, to which some experts liken Covid-19, offers a glimpse of what a worst-case scenario could look like….

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