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Farmers march on India’s capital to protest ‘anti-people’ policies

Thousands of farmers and labourers paralyzed Delhi on Wednesday in a protest against what they called the anti-people policies of Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s government, as opposition parties step up pressure ahead of key elections.Story continues below

A sharp drop in commodity prices and stagnant wages have dented Modi’s popularity in rural areas home to about two-thirds of India’s 1.3 billion people, and key to his hopes of winning a second term in next year’s general elections.READ MORE: Indian rupee hits all-time lowTraffic in many parts of central Delhi came to a halt as the protesters, many in red hats and waving red flags, marched towards Parliament Street in the heart of the capital. Some sat on pavements as honking vehicles moved slowly past.WATCH BELOW: India refuses foreign aid for flood-hit Kerala

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