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How 6 states voting in third phase of elections fared in terms of inflation

Daman and Diu had the lowest inflation rate with every month in the second half of 2018-19 witnessing a fall in prices

A polling officer puts an indelible ink mark on the finger of a voter during the second phase of the general elections, at a polling station, in Nagaon, Thursday, April 18, 2019 | Photo: PTI
A polling officer puts an indelible ink mark on the finger of a voter during the second phase of the general elections, at a polling station, in Nagaon, Thursday, April 18, 2019 | Photo: PTI

Six out of 14 states and Union Territories going to polls on Tuesday witnessed higher CPI inflation rate than the national average in 2018-19. Assam saw the highest inflation rate, followed by J&K, West Bengal, Kerala, Bihar and Uttar Pradesh. Daman and Diu had the lowest inflation rate with every month in the second half of 2018-19 witnessing a fall in prices. Karnataka, Maharashtra, Odisha and Chhattisgarh were the other states that saw lower inflation rate than the national average.              ...