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Adani’s $4.1 Billion Wealth Surge in 8 Months Fuels Attacks

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Indian billionaire Gautam Adani’s wealth has tripled since Narendra Modi became the top opposition party’s prime minister pick eight months ago, fueling campaign attacks over the Gujarat chief minister’s plans to bolster Asia’s third-biggest economy.

Adani, a 51-year-old native of Gujarat state, has seen his fortune triple to $6 billion as of May 2 from $1.9 billion on Sept. 13, according to the Bloomberg Billionaires Index, equivalent to $25 million per day in a nation where some 800 million people live on less than $2. The surge has spurred criticism from ruling party campaign chief Rahul Gandhi, who says it shows that Modi’s policies will benefit the rich at the expense of India’s poor.