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Second Covid wave: Migrants going back can spice up panchayat polls in UP

The UP panchayat polls will be held in four phases in 75 districts from April 15. Return of migrants has added another dimension

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Coronavirus | migrant workers | Uttar Pradesh

Virendra Singh Rawat  |  Lucknow 

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Talking to Business Standard, Basti district-based farm activist Arvind Singh said there was a steady increase in the return of migrant workers from other states, particularly Maharashtra

Uttar Pradesh, which endured independent India’s biggest migrant crisis in the first half of 2020, when an estimated four million workers returned to the state following Covid-19 lockdown, is witnessing the build-up of a similar phenomenon with the second wave of the pandemic sweeping across major industrialised states, including Maharashtra, Punjab, and Delhi.

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First Published: Sun, April 11 2021. 22:12 IST