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'Acche din or just a din?': Wardha shopkeeper evaluates 10 years of Narendra Modi’s reign

Suresh Dhage runs a confectionery shop with a photocopy machine

Basant Kumar Mohanty Published 21.04.24, 06:12 AM
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How life has changed over the 10 years of Narendra Modi’s reign.

Suresh Dhage runs a confectionery shop with a photocopy machine


Name: Suresh Dhage

Age: 50

Profession: Shopkeeper

Education: Class XII

Family: Wife Neelima Dhage 47, son Pranab Dhage, 21

Place: Trimurti Nagar, Wardha

Constituency: Wardha

Profession in 2014, 2019: Shopkeeper

Did you vote in 2014, 2019: Yes

Did Modi deliver on his promise of acche din: No

Why not: Modiji promised to double farmers’ income. The government did not implement the Swaminathan Aayog report. Farmers are not getting the proper price for their crops

Has Modi kept his guarantee? No. He had said black money would
be brought back. Nothing has happened

What is the single biggest change that has taken place since 2014: There has been significant improvement in the road sector. New highways have been constructed. Existing highways have been widened and extended

What is the one issue you would like changed now: Teachers in primary schools are tasked with a huge amount of non-acad­emic work. That should stop

What he wants from new govt: The new govt must ensure people get quality education & healthcare at affordable price and farmers should get the Minimum Support Price for their crops

What he doesn’t want from new govt: Should not encourage division in society on caste and religion

Wardha votes on Apr. 26

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