BJP targets Congress-NCP coalition on farmers' suicides in Maharashtra

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Mumbai, Oct 5 (ANI): Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) senior leader Sushma Swaraj has targeted the Congress-Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) ruling coalition of Maharashtra state on farmers' suicides in the region.

Political temperature and blame game between political leaders and parties is on the high ahead of the October 13 polls in the State.

Addressing a public meeting here on Sunday, Swaraj said despite NCP chief Sharad Pawar hailing from Maharashtra, farmers of the state were committing suicide.

"The State which has given Agriculture Minister to India and the farmers of that same State are forced to commit suicides. The condition of the State is definitely not good," Sushma Swaraj said.

Meanwhile the Vishwa Hindu Parishad (VHP said that it would extend its support to the political group which favours Hindu ideology.

"We will extend our full support to the political organisations, who support Hindutva (Hindu ideology). You can ask the political parties whether they are favouring Hindutva, then they will get our support," said VHP leader Praveen Togadia.

The Congress-NCP alliance is expected to take on the opposition coalition of the Shiv Sena and the BJP.

The elections will be the first major test for the Congress coalition after a strong victory in the general election in May and how the government responded to challenges including a drought and rising food prices.

The polls will also be a test for main opposition BJP, which has appeared largely directionless after its election defeat. (ANI)

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