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No jobs, no vote: Rajasthan town warns PM Modi ahead of 2019 polls

Modi's failure to create tens of millions of jobs for the country's youth would be the biggest threat to his bid for another term

2019 Elections

Reuters  |  Kasba Bonli, Rajasthan 

Rakesh Kumar has a post-graduate degree but works as a house painter in the small town of Kasba Bonli in northwestern India. The 31-year-old, the only one of eight siblings to attend university, said his attempts to get a salaried job had failed, and he blamed the government of Prime Minister Narendra Modi for not creating employment opportunities as it had promised. "I voted for Modi last time," said Kumar, wearing a pink shirt and wrinkled, brown trousers that had droplets of paint on it. "He had promised jobs, and I was sure I would get something. I won't ...

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First Published: Fri, April 06 2018. 16:39 IST