Farmer discontent, fatigue led to BJP debacle in Chhattisgarh
Farmers, farm activists, and BJP functionaries say the party heavily underestimated rural distress and also the discontent among urban voters over demonetisation and implementation of GST
New Delhi: Rural distress, farm discontent, and “arrogance of power" are being cited as reasons for the Bharatiya Janata Party’s impending debacle in Chhattisgarh where the votes are still being counted but the Congress looks set for a landslide win. Farmers, farm activists, and BJP functionaries say the party “heavily" underestimated rural distress and also the discontent among the urban voters, especially the small traders, over demonetisation and implementation of Goods and Services Tax (GST).
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