Modi to give Diwali bonus?
At a time when Narendra Modi's popularity has seemingly taken a hit (compared to previous years, although he is still the most popular leader), a few credible reports suggest that the Centre is keen on giving Diwali bonus to farmers and poor families with the sole intention of winning the upcoming Assembly polls in Madhya Pradesh, Rajasthan and Chattisgarh, and the 2019 Lok Sabha polls.
"Petroleum revenue windfall gain to be used by the Modi govt to give a pre-election Diwali bonanza for farmers and BPL families. Direct cash in Jan Dhan accounts!" a senior journalist has tweeted.
Says a Twitter user, "Through Diwali bonanza and some MSP increase, Modi ji will try to gain popularity. And through OBC sub-category he will try to rally non-Yadav OBCs in the heartland. Take it from me."