Brand Modi takes a beating in Hindi heartland

The results from the Hindi heartland are heartening for INDIA bloc, with a massive swing in UP and a substantial gain in Bihar and Rajasthan.

BySouth First Desk

Published Jun 05, 2024 | 2:15 PMUpdatedJun 05, 2024 | 2:15 PM

Rahul Gandhi and Akhilesh Yadav (X)

In a clear rejection of Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s authoritarian politics, voters from the Hindi heartland, which until yesterday was his party’s stronghold, have sent out a loud message to democracies worldwide: power has an expiry date. And that that expiry date can come sooner than expected if the grievances of the people are not heard and catered to.

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