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Collapse in onion prices could leave Narendra Modi smarting in election

Updated : December 28, 2018 02:57 PM IST

Steep drops in recent weeks in the prices of onions and potatoes, both staple foods for India's 1.3 billion people, have badly hit the rural economy in large states.
In interviews with dozens of farmers last week, Reuters reporters found resentment welling against Modi's Hindu nationalist Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) for not helping support incomes in the countryside, where a majority of the population lives.
Collapse in onion prices could leave Narendra Modi smarting in election

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