UP civic polls: Booster shot for unorganised sector, local economy

Following the twin impacts of demonetisation and the Goods and Services Tax

Yogi Adityanath, UP, UP civic polls

Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath flashes victory sign after casting his vote for the local bodies elections in Gorakhpur. (Photo: PTI)

Virendra Singh Rawat Lucknow
The ongoing Uttar Pradesh (UP) urban local bodies polls have come as virtual booster shot for the local economy, especially unorganised sector, experiencing the same domestic economy blip following the twin impacts of demonetisation and the Goods and Services Tax (GST).

Soon after the announcement of civic polls schedule last month, the candidates of the various political parties as also the overwhelming number of the independents across the state vying for about 12,000 urban local bodies posts launched their vigorous election campaigns.

The candidates expend towards their aides, volunteers and party workers during electioneering, besides incurring for publicity, canvassing, vehicles, election office, snacks, tents etc. The demand for pamphlets, posters, handbills etc has already shot up and the local printers

First Published: Nov 23 2017 | 4:37 PM IST

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