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Thu 14 Feb 2019 10:12 AM

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Video: How will these fugitives play an important role in the Indian elections?

Vijay Mallya, Nirav Modi, Christian Michel and Deepak Talwar - a drinks tycoon, an arms dealer, a billionaire jeweller and a corporate lobbyist could play a crucial role in the world's largest election.

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi, who is set to face about 875 million voters in his re-election bid, has stepped up efforts to punish them.

These developments are at the core of two major election issues for Modi - addressing corruption in a society mired with decades of graft and a banking system reeling under billions of dollars of soured debt.

Arabian Business reporters Shruthi Nair and Bernd Debusmann break down the role these fugitives could play in helping PM Narendra Modi win or lose the general elections this year.

(Source: Arabianbusiness.com YouTube channel)