Deepening farm crisis in India could hurt Modi’s re-election bid

FILE PHOTO: Police try to stop farmers during a protest demanding better price for their produce on the outskirts of New Delhi, India, October 2, 2018. REUTERS/Stringer/File photo

MUMBAI/NEW DELHI (Reuters) – The financial squeeze on India‚Äôs farmers is set to worsen because of record high fuel prices and surging costs of fertilisers, posing a challenge to Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi in an election that must be held by May. The rise in input prices could not have come at worse time […]

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