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Risking image damage, Modi ensures BJP not burdened with ‘anti-farmer’ taint


By Bhavdeep Kang  Prime Minister Narendra Modi rarely backs down, so his pragmatic decision to jettison the Farm Laws 2020 came as a surprise. Seen through the lens of political expediency, however, it makes eminent sense from several angles.  First, it deprives the Opposition of valuable leverage in the Uttar Pradesh and Punjab elections. Following the weaponization...