Repeal of India's farm laws shows govt susceptible to public pressure: Analysts

Tens of thousands of farmers were seen to have been successful in forcing Mr Modi to take back the farm laws.
Tens of thousands of farmers were seen to have been successful in forcing Mr Modi to take back the farm laws.PHOTO: REUTERS

NEW DELHI - Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi is seen as a popular and decisive leader, backed by a strong parliamentary majority to take tough decisions.

So his supporters were deeply disappointed when he backtracked last week on three farm laws because he said he could not convince a section of Indian farmers.

Please or to continue reading the full article.

Get unlimited access to all stories at $0.99/month
  • Latest headlines and exclusive stories
  • In-depth analyses and award-winning multimedia content
  • Get access to all with our no-contract promotional package at only $0.99/month for the first 3 months*

*Terms and conditions apply.