Madhya Pradesh

Reverse swing

Print edition : June 07, 2019

Pragya Singh Thakur after her win in Bhopal, at the BJP’s State headquarters in the city on May 24. Photo: PTI

Senior Congress leader Digvijaya Singh addressing a press conference in Bhopal on May 24. He lost the Bhopal Lok Sabha seat to the Sadhvi Pragya Singh Thakur by 3,64,882 votes. Photo: PTI

Congress leaders Priyanka Vadra and Jyotiraditya Scindia at the Congress Working Committee meeting in New Delhi on May 25. Scindia’s loss in Guna, by 1,25,549 votes, was the rudest shock for the Congress. Photo: Kamal Kishore/PTI

The Kamal Nath government announced the Jai Kisan loan waiver scheme within hours of assuming office last year. The BJP alleges that most farmers received just a certificate of, and not an actual, waiver. Here, Suresh Pachouri and other Congress leaders outside the residence of former Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan in Bhopal on May 7 displaying lists of the names of debt-ridden farmers. Photo: PTI

The BJP makes a clean sweep with a clinical campaign that combined muscular nationalism and social welfare aimed at farmers, tribal people and upper castes who had moved to the Congress in the Assembly elections held in November last year.
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