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GST, demonetisation, joblessness: No one has any answer for voters

According to reports, in 2014, Chandni Chowk had a footfall of about 500,000 people and a turnover of a few hundred crores per day. After demonetization, this nosedived by 70%

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Lok Sabha Elections 2019  |  Lok Sabha Elections  |  Lok Sabha Polls

Thirumoy Banerjee  |  New Delhi 

At the labour chowk in Adarsh Nagar, jobless men gather to watch. Unfolding in front of them is a road show by BJP candidate and cabinet minister Dr Harsh Vardhan in the Chandni Chowk constituency.

Some 250 people stand amid the sea of saffron flags. Handed a cap by BJP supporters, migrant labourer Yogendra Paswan jokes: “I’ve already got one on but I suppose I can wear this one too for a while.” Turning serious, he adds: “And I wish the labour chowk had some jobs too.” As Vardhan’s cavalcade approaches, policemen cordon off the area briefly. ...

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First Published: Sat, May 11 2019. 23:38 IST
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