Perhaps too late to make a differencejust a few newspapers carried itBJP leaders spoke of their track record in creating jobs versus the UPAs. NSS data shows 60.7 million jobs were created during the NDAs FY00 to FY05 period (one year of this was the UPAs) as compared to a mere 2.7 million in the next five years of the UPA (FY05 to FY10) and another 12.8 million in the FY10 to FY12 period. The BJP juxtaposed this jobs creation against the UPAs
MGNREGAs guaranteeing just 100 days of work a year.
While the UPA has yet to come out with a reply to this BJP riposte, the important thing is that economics is finally on the agenda. Watch out for data on the levels of inflation during the NDA and the UPA years, going down to perhaps even the number that matter the most nowadaysthe price of onions.