Unemployment dole, the new mantra3 min read . Updated: 16 Dec 2012, 08:52 PM IST
Offering unemployment dole is rapidly becoming the norm in every state assembly election
In the run-up to the February-March assembly elections in Uttar Pradesh, the Samajwadi Party (SP) promised an unemployment dole as part of its election manifesto. It may or may not have contributed to the SP’s record win, but anecdotally it is well established that the proposal went down well with the young, who are now rapidly forming more than a significant chunk of the electorate across the country.
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