Published On: Wed, Mar 13th, 2019

Joblessness rise key issue in Lok Sabha elections 2019

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The newspapers in India these days are full of advertisements trumpeting achievements of Prime Minister Narendra Modi and various other political leaders separately in their own ways.

Modi is seen as the certain bet in the Lok Sabha elections kicking off on April 11 and to be completed by May 19 after seven phases of polls across the country.

However, there are some key issues which may comes as obstacles on the path of Modi’s seeking second term and the important once are younger generation is still struggling to find work despite robust economical growth of the country and evidence of distress among farmers, who are a major voting bloc.

Months before the previous Lok Sabha elections in 2014 Modi lamented lack of work for India’s youth in one the Bharatiya Janata Party rallies saying, “The country… has such immense youth capital, but is yearning for employment, what kind of situation is this… !”

According to experts the situation has gotten worse after five years of Modi rule in the world’s largest democracy. Center for Monitoring Indian Economy (CMIE) reveals joblessness is lately rising in India.

Joblessness rise key issue in Lok Sabha elections 2019

CMIE writes unemployment rate last month was 7.2 percent. In the same month two years ago the rate was 5 percent. The figure could be a trouble for Modi in his campaign.

Meanwhile, Modi has requested Bollywood celebs including Amitabh Bachchan and Shah Rukh Khan to urge people turn up in large numbers at polling booths and strengthen the democracy.

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