24 November, 2020

Evolution Of Manoos?

Raj’s rise and intra-party rebellions have taken the focus away from real issues this elections

Apoorva Salkade
Evolution Of Manoos?
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Matchpoint Maharashtra

Region-wise seats break-up

Rural Issues

  • Agrarian crisis, lack of roads, irrigation, load-shedding and some key rural issues.
  • Farmers’ suicides from increasing debts.
  • The fall in foodgrains production. Oilseeds and other commercial crop output has also dipped sharply.

Urban Issues

  • Clear division of issues in urban, rural Maharashtra. Urban areas now comprise about 40 per cent of population.
  • The state has the highest number of urban poor in the country, at 1.46 crore.
  • Security, employment, housing, transport are some key urban issues. Frequent violent clashes on political and communal lines is a major urban issue.

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