I have no idea how much pressure the BJP government applied on PepsiCo to withdraw its lawsuits against Gujarat farmers (I do know that RSS was involved via its Bharatiya Kisan Sangh), but REUTERS! it is surely misleading (to put it mildly) to state this:
“Soon after suing the farmers, PepsiCo came under political pressure from Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and some of its allies who asked the U.S. company to withdraw lawsuits against potato farmers, who come from Gujarat, Modi’s home state ruled by the BJP.
Bowing to pressure, PepsiCo on May 2 agreed to take its lawsuits back.”
Hello? What about at all the action that farmers and their representatives took to make sure that this issue became a public one and therefore attracting political attention/damage control???!!!!