At the halfway mark of the 2019 elections, Visiting Senior Fellow Shankkar Aiyar writes in The New Indian Express on the pressing problems plaguing India, including construction non-completion, banking sector mishaps, and the ever-present danger of drought.
“The sense of ennui is jostling for space with the sense of déja vu. And it is just the halfway mark for Elections 2019—over 240 seats are yet to poll. Rhetoric is ricocheting off the campaign trail.
Meanwhile, issues and events of import that haunt ordinary lives are lost in the din and dust of the polls.
Home buyers across Delhi, Mumbai and other cities increasingly find themselves left with no option but to rescue themselves and their costs cause, get into the nitty-gritty of construction to complete that home they long dreamt of. Another set of buyers, knocking on the doors of courts, hope and pray as they await decisions—on completion and refunds.”
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