A spate of terror incidents, including in Baramulla and Akhnoor, have taken place since the surgical strikes, leading some to question the exercise.
Delegations also found Modi’s strong social media presence, which has sometimes been criticised back home, has actually helped people abroad.
BJP leaders and Union ministers concede that the government was under “tremendous pressure” to act and “walk the talk” after the Pathankot and Uri attacks.
He slammed the Samajwadi Party government and said the state has lagged behind due to the 15 years of rule by either SP or BSP even as the country has progressed.
The head of an Indian airline said MPs are also demanding discounted tickets, free meals, creation of special counters at airports and access to lounges.
BSP fared badly in the reserved seats as well during the Lok Sabha polls where it drew a blank- and hence the party feels it needs to convince other castes.
BJP has faced widespread criticism on social media and in civil society for failing to prevent and counter attacks like the ones at Pathankot and now in Uri.
I take Satish Mishra with me everywhere but that doesn’t mean Siddiqui is any less important: Mayawati
While Jatavs—a community to which Mayawati herself belongs to and which has been loyal to her all along—constitute around 17% of the votes in UP.
Though Mayawati touched on a host of issues in her over one hour speech here, the thrust of her address were the Dalits and Muslims.
This campaign has been taken against the backdrop of incidents like the one in Kairana in western Uttar Pradesh where Hindus were allegedly forced by Muslims to migrate.
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