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Indian state vote may be first step to Modi versus Gandhi face-off

Gujarat's Chief Minister Narendra Modi addresses his supporters during an election campaign rally ahead of the state assembly elections at Dokar village in the western Indian state of Gujarat in this October 11, 2012 file photo. India's Gujarat state will hold a potentially game-changing vote on Thursday that could help decide whether Modi or Rahul Gandhi, scion of the Nehru-Gandhi dynasty, becomes India's next prime minister. If, as many polls predict, Modi wins a fourth term as chief minister of the state, he is expected to project himself as the presumptive prime ministerial candidate for his right-wing Hindu nationalist Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) in a general election due in 2014. REUTERS/Amit Dave/Files

Gujarat's Chief Minister Narendra Modi addresses his supporters during an election campaign rally ahead of the state assembly elections at Dokar village in the western Indian state of Gujarat in this October 11, 2012 file photo. India's Gujarat state...more

Gujarat's Chief Minister Narendra Modi addresses his supporters during an election campaign rally ahead of the state assembly elections at Dokar village in the western Indian state of Gujarat in this October 11, 2012 file photo. India's Gujarat state will hold a potentially game-changing vote on Thursday that could help decide whether Modi or Rahul Gandhi, scion of the Nehru-Gandhi dynasty, becomes India's next prime minister. If, as many polls predict, Modi wins a fourth term as chief minister of the state, he is expected to project himself as the presumptive prime ministerial candidate for his right-wing Hindu nationalist Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) in a general election due in 2014. REUTERS/Amit Dave/Files
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Polling staff carry electronic voting machines at a distribution centre ahead of state assembly polls in Sanand, the western Indian state of Gujarat December 12, 2012. Gujarat will vote in a staggered election on December 13 and December 17. REUTERS/Amit Dave

Polling staff carry electronic voting machines at a distribution centre ahead of state assembly polls in Sanand, the western Indian state of Gujarat December 12, 2012. Gujarat will vote in a staggered election on December 13 and December 17....more

Polling staff carry electronic voting machines at a distribution centre ahead of state assembly polls in Sanand, the western Indian state of Gujarat December 12, 2012. Gujarat will vote in a staggered election on December 13 and December 17. REUTERS/Amit Dave
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A polling official checks a tag on an electronic voting machine at a distribution centre ahead of state assembly polls in Sanand, the western Indian state of Gujarat December 12, 2012. Gujarat will vote in a staggered election on December 13 and December 17. REUTERS/Amit Dave

A polling official checks a tag on an electronic voting machine at a distribution centre ahead of state assembly polls in Sanand, the western Indian state of Gujarat December 12, 2012. Gujarat will vote in a staggered election on December 13 and...more

A polling official checks a tag on an electronic voting machine at a distribution centre ahead of state assembly polls in Sanand, the western Indian state of Gujarat December 12, 2012. Gujarat will vote in a staggered election on December 13 and December 17. REUTERS/Amit Dave
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Polling officials check an electronic voting machine at a distribution centre ahead of state assembly polls in Sanand, the western Indian state of Gujarat December 12, 2012. Gujarat will vote in a staggered election on December 13 and December 17. REUTERS/Amit Dave

Polling officials check an electronic voting machine at a distribution centre ahead of state assembly polls in Sanand, the western Indian state of Gujarat December 12, 2012. Gujarat will vote in a staggered election on December 13 and December 17....more

Polling officials check an electronic voting machine at a distribution centre ahead of state assembly polls in Sanand, the western Indian state of Gujarat December 12, 2012. Gujarat will vote in a staggered election on December 13 and December 17. REUTERS/Amit Dave
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