NEW DELHI - Around 5 million men in India lost their jobs over the last two years according to a research report, a development which is at odds with Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi's 2014 election promise of creating 10m jobs a year. Women were excluded from job loss estimates.
The research report, issued by the Centre for Sustainable Employment of Bengaluru's Azim Premji University, comes as India gears up for the second phase of its six-week-long General Election tomorrow.
The vice chairman of the National Institution for Transforming India Aayog (an Indian government policy think tank), Rajiv Kumar, said the report was "not verified" and the "veracity of the data is not known, *NDTV* link reported.
The CSE 'State of Working India 2019' report revealed that unemployment in India had risen significantly after 2011. The report explained that the figures demonstrate why unemployment has emerged as a major election issue in India this year, according to *NDTV*.