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Has the BJP lost its mojo in the core Hindi heartland?

Failure to help distressed farmers and refusal to acknowledge the jobless crisis have fanned voter discontent.

Recent by-elections for parliament and state assemblies have pointed to an erosion of the BJP's strong base, while the Congress and regional parties have made inroads.

THE wheels are coming off the "Modi juggernaut" that was expected to propel the Indian prime minister and his ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) back to power, according to latest statistical analyses and political forecasts of the general election whose results are to be announced on May 23....

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