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Angry Indian farmers threaten to oust Modi in 2019 election

Producers assert government-set prices leave them out of pocket

NEW DELHI -- Ahead of general elections due by May, India's debt-laden farmers, a key electorate, want Prime Minister Narendra Modi to act before it is too late.

"We are not beggars. We want Modi to solve our woes as promised by him before he came to power [in May 2014]," said Jeetender Singh, a 25-year-old sugar cane farmer from Sitapur in India's northern Uttar Pradesh state.

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