Farmers have issues over not getting the right MSP for their crop, problems in getting crop insurance claims, water and high price of DAP and urea.
If the 2014 polls saw the saffron party’s best ever show in the state, it was Congress’ turn to stage its best performance in two decades during the 2017 assembly election.
Any significant loss of seats to the Congress, the party that the BJP is in direct contest with here, could be a source of embarrassment.
BSP has been strong in these eight constituencies and it is contesting seven of the seats while RLD has put up a candidate in Mathura as a part of the alliance.
Thakur has exuded confidence of winning the seat and warned all those referring to ‘saffron terror’. She said she will ‘restore dignity’ of saffron.
Mayawati’s nephew Akash Anand, who is seen accompanying her in public programmes, made his maiden speech at the rally.
Bad roads, lack of cleanliness and no significant development are visible in the constituency.
The prime minister began his 30-minute speech with the slogan “Jai Bhim” and “Bharat Mata ki Jai”.
While “rampant corruption and strong arm tactics” of the Mamata Banerjee government are still a talking point, voters are making only a fleeting reference to the scams.
The stakes were high for BJP in the first phase as 32 of the 91 seats where polling was held were won by it in 2014.
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