Oct 14, 2021

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Lakhimpur Violence Impact on BJP Image in UP

The Jat community forms a significant vote bank in UP and has the potential to impact the upcoming assembly polls | Source: Wikimedia Commons
Given Uttar Pradesh’s large farmer base, the ongoing farmer protests have the potential to impact the electoral prospects of the BJP in the upcoming UP elections | Source: Wikimedia Commons
A decrease in farm incomes has had a disproportionately adverse impact on women’s lives and they are at the forefront of the ongoing farmer protests |Source: Wikimedia Commons
Sit-in-protests organized by Bharatiya Kisan Union have blocked highways in many districts in Uttar Pradesh | Source: Wikimedia Commons
Farmers have vowed to intensify the protests after the Lakhimpur Keri violence resulted in the death of nine people, including four farmers. The UP government was harshly criticised for trying to protect the culprit, the son of a BJP Union Minister | Source: Wikimedia Commons
Agitation of the farmers against the three farm laws gains significance before the 2022 UP Assembly elections as the Central Government led by the BJP is widely criticised for this step | Source: Wikimedia Commons