Young people in India cannot find a job – level 3

13-05-2024 15:00

National elections are taking place in India, the world’s largest democracy. The country holds the vote in phases across several weeks to allow the country’s nearly one billion voters to participate. A total of seven phases will be completed by June 1st.

A pressing issue in this election is youth unemployment. It is a growing problem as half of India’s 1.4 billion people are under the age of 30. Prime Minister Narendra Modi pledged millions of jobs when he first came to power in 2014; however, during the last decade, he has largely failed to deliver. Now, as he tries to lead the ruling BJP party to a rare third term, the question is: do voters trust him to address this challenge?

Difficult words: pressing (requiring quick or immediate action or attention), pledge (to promise).

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What is the main concern surrounding youth unemployment in India's upcoming elections and how has it affected Prime Minister Narendra Modi's chances of being re-elected?

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