Politics Anti-Pakistan wave helps Narendra Modi salvage some votes from unhappy farms Updated : March 08, 2019 04:07 PM IST Nearly 70 percent of India's 1.3 billion people live in the towns and villages in the countryside. Just a few weeks ago, and following defeats in three major state elections in December, Modi's Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) appeared set for big losses among those rural communities. Subscribe to Moneycontrol PRO at just Rs.33/- per month for the first year. Use code SUPERPRO. Limited period offer. Available on Web and Android.