> implying farmers haven't been the biggest voting-bloc in every election so far
Farming in india was doomed ever since zamindari was abolished after independence. land was equally distributed among skill-less nobodies to achieve vague ideals of socialism (but really for muh votes), replacing an efficient system derived through hundreds of years of trial and error. land ceiling has ensured such small chunks of land per person that it can never be economical, requiring some loan-waiver or other money draining scheme constantly.
Congress did this for votes, because skillless nobodies were considerably more in number - many state leaders built their careers as dharti-putra, kisan-neta.
Soon fruits of socialism realized and within 10 years of independence we got a food-crisis, requiring firang modified seeds to not die of hunger.