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Jobless Growth Triggers Concern of Voter Backlash Across India

  • Job creation was slowest on record in 2015 even as GDP surged
  • Widening social schisms may hurt Modi’s 2019 re-election bid
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India’s financial capital Mumbai woke to a strange sight earlier this month. More than 100,000 young men and women on motorbikes drove through the city for almost six hours. Their demand: guaranteed jobs in state-owned and private companies.

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