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BBC’s World Debate to tackle PM Modi’s first 100 days in power

MUMBAI: BBC World News will be turning the spotlight on India’s new government as the channel presents its World Debate programme from the World Economic Forum in Delhi.

With the title ‘Modi’s India: Free, Fair and Prosperous?’ a panel representing the Indian government, the business community and Indian civil society will be discussing Narendra Modi’s economic policy, his government’s performance after more than 100 days in power and the challenges ahead.

Presenter Nik Gowing will be moderating the debate in front of a live audience, as guests including Bharti Enterprises CEO Sunil Bharti Mittal and political and social activist Aruna Roy consider whether India can secure long-term economic growth while reducing inequality and poverty and upholding political and individual freedoms

The debate will be recorded at WEF on 6 November. Nik Gowing will take questions from the floor in Delhi and from the BBC World News audience around the world via the channel’s Facebook page and on Twitter – #bbcworlddebate.

Viewers can then catch ‘The World Debate – Modi’s India: Free, Fair and Prosperous?’ on BBC World News on 8 November at 2.40 pm and on 9 November at 7.40 am and 8.40 pm.