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India election: Economic policies explained

9 April 2014 Last updated at 02:25 BST

India's election is underway and the economy is an important issue among voters as there has been a sharp slowdown in growth in recent years.

The latest figures, for the three months to December, showed the economy growing at an annual rate of 4.7%, down from 4.8% in the previous quarter.

Just two years ago the economy was growing at an annual rate of nearly 8%.

So what are the major political parties planning to reverse that decline?

The BBC's Shilpa Kannan has been finding out.

Watch more reports on Asia Business Report's website.

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