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Unemployment’s most important election issue: 55 percent believe corruption has increased over the past five years: CSDS

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According to a survey by CSDS-Lok Niti on electoral issues among citizens, unemployment, inflation and development are the three most important issues for the 2024 Lok Sabha elections.

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New Delhi: In a survey conducted by CSDS-Lok Niti, respondents ranked unemployment Inflation rate And growth are the three most important issues for the 2024 Lok Sabha elections.

Among them, unemployment and inflation are likely to be a headache for the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), according to The Hindu. The report states that respondents consider ‘development’ It is a problem, people are more likely to vote for the BJP.

Unemployment, which has emerged as a key issue in the state assembly elections. It is gradually increasing in intensity. and has a significant impact on the youth population of India. According to a recent International Labor Organization report, The report said that the share of unemployed youth in the total unemployed population in 2022 is 82.9 percent.

The survey found that nearly three in five (60 percent) of respondents felt finding work was more difficult than it had been in the past five years. It highlights current challenges in the job market. Only 12 percent said it was easy to find work.

The report found that rural respondents cited more unemployment and inflation.

Although ‘Vikas’ is a key issue for Prime Minister Narendra Modi, 2 in 10 voters believe the country has not progressed in the past five years. The report states that ‘…pre-election survey found 32 percent of voters believe growth over the past five years has been ‘Only for rich people’

A sense of skepticism was also observed regarding development initiatives.

The report states that “Only 8 per cent of respondents” cited corruption and the Ram temple in Ayodhya as key issues. However, a majority of voters felt corruption had increased during the last five years of the Modi government.

Meanwhile, issues such as farmers’ protest over guaranteed minimum support price are reverberating. 63 percent of farmers said that their demands were genuine. Meanwhile, only 11 percent called the move a conspiracy.

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