Why BJP can’t afford to take its middle class votebank for granted2 min read . Updated: 01 Mar 2018, 05:46 AM IST
Taking its core middle class support base for granted may invite trouble for the ruling party in 2019 Lok Sabha elections
In its last full budget ahead of the 2019 Lok Sabha elections, the Narendra Modi-led Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) government had sops for almost every interest group in the country. Only the middle class seemed to have been left out: rather than tax cuts or sops, it has had to contend with higher cesses. An analysis of class-wise voting trends suggests that Modi and his party can’t afford to take the support of the middle class for granted.
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