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State polls a wake-up call for BJP: Can a nationwide farm loan waiver help?

If experts are to be believed, a nationwide farm loan waiver covering the entire gamut of growers could be tried

Prime Minister Narendra Modi in Parliament on Tuesday. Analysts say notwithstanding the BJP's defeat in the state elections, the Modi factor will play a major role in the 2019 Lok Sabha polls 	PHOTO: PTI
Prime Minister Narendra Modi in Parliament on Tuesday. Analysts say notwithstanding the BJP’s defeat in the state elections, the Modi factor will play a major role in the 2019 Lok Sabha polls PHOTO: PTI

The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) might have lost the battles in Madhya Pradesh (MP), Chhattisgarh, and Rajasthan, but the war for 2019 still remains. And, the ruling party is most likely to go in for a course correction — like it did after losing the Assembly elections in 2015. Failing to win any of the five states, results for which were declared on Tuesday, is a wake-up call for the BJP. The Lok Sabha elections slated 2019 are only four months away. In 2015, the BJP had lost the Assembly elections in Delhi and Bihar. It had forced Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s ...