“No doubt, there was a wave for Narendra Modi in 2014, but farmers are disenchanted with him now,” said sugar cane grower Uday Vir Singh, 53, plonking down on a wicker chair and smoking his hookah. “Modi promised to double farmers’ income but our earning has halved because of his apathy and anti-farmer policies.”
A meeting between BJP Delhi leaders, commissioners of the three municipal corporations and Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on the controversial issue of the sealing drive underway in Delhi markets ended in chaos. BJP Delhi chief Manoj Tiwari also filed a complaint at the Civil Lines police station.
The Shiv Sena, a partner in the governing coalition formed by Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s BJP in the western state of Maharashtra, has decided to contest elections on its own, the party’s president, Uddhav Thackeray, said. “We will contest elections in all states without making an alliance,” Thackeray said.