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Modi may announce loan waivers to woo farmers after drubbing in state polls

Modi's Hindu nationalist BJP lost power to the opposition Congress in three big heartland states, where agriculture is still a mainstay

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi's government is likely to announce loan waivers worth billions of dollars to woo millions of farmers ahead of a general election, government sources said, after his ruling party suffered a rural drubbing in state polls. Modi's Hindu nationalist Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) lost power to the opposition Congress in three big heartland states, where agriculture is still a mainstay, according to vote counting on Tuesday. To claw back support among India's 263 million farmers and their many millions of dependents, Modi's administration ...

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First Published: Wed, December 12 2018. 10:00 IST
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