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13 Things That Have Changed Since The BJP Took Over Three Years Ago

Caste violence, unemployment and crimes against women have worsened. Poverty and GDP have improved.

On this day, three years ago, Narendra Modi was sworn in as the 14th Prime Minister of India.

On this day, three years ago, Narendra Modi was sworn in as the 14th Prime Minister of India.

During his tenure so far, he has been equally lauded and criticised for his policies and the impact they have had on the Indian people.

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Around 60% of people are satisfied with the government according to this India Today survey.

Around 60% of people are satisfied with the government according to this India Today survey.

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But the same survey notes that the number of people dissatisfied with the government has increased from 36% to 39%.

But the same survey notes that the number of people dissatisfied with the government has increased from 36% to 39%.

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According to the National Crime Records Bureau, violence against women has gone up from 41.7% in 2012 to around 54% in 2015.

According to the National Crime Records Bureau, violence against women has gone up from 41.7% in 2012 to around 54% in 2015.

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According to the World Bank, people living under the poverty line has reduced by 45 million.

According to the World Bank, people living under the poverty line has reduced by 45 million.

But, we still have 224 million people under the poverty line in our country. That's the highest number of people in any country living at ₹123 a day.

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Although BJP’s campaign included promises of job creation, the unemplyoment rate has increased.

Although BJP's campaign included promises of job creation, the unemplyoment rate has increased.

It has gone up to 5% from 4.9%.

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Women’s employment rates have dropped by a whole percentage point. In 2013, around 8% of women were unemployed. Now around 9% are.

Women's employment rates have dropped by a whole percentage point. In 2013, around 8% of women were unemployed. Now around 9% are.

A large part of the drop has been due to stabilisation of family incomes according to this BBC report.

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The total number of jobs created until October 2016 was 1.51 million.

The total number of jobs created until October 2016 was 1.51 million.

This is nearly 39 per cent less than the 2.47 million created during the three previous years, based on data from the Labour Ministry.

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In the last three years though, the GDP has grown at a steady rate of over 7% as compared to 6.9% in 2013-14.

In the last three years though, the GDP has grown at a steady rate of over 7% as compared to 6.9% in 2013-14.

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This Hindustan Times report finds that communal violence in UP has been on the rise, but Home Ministry data says 2016 saw 703 communal violence-related deaths, compared to 823 in 2013.

This Hindustan Times report finds that communal violence in UP has been on the rise, but Home Ministry data says 2016 saw 703 communal violence-related deaths, compared to 823 in 2013.

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Caste related violence, both against scheduled castes and scheduled tribes, has also steadily risen in the last few years according to the National Crime Records Bureau.

Caste related violence, both against scheduled castes and scheduled tribes, has also steadily risen in the last few years according to the National Crime Records Bureau.

Crimes against scheduled castes have increased from 33,655 in 2012 to 47,604 in 2014. Crimes against scheduled tribes have increased from 5,922 in 2012 to 11,451 in 2014.

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The budget has allocated ₹2.74 lakh crore to defence this year as compared to ₹2 lakh crore in 2013.

The budget has allocated ₹2.74 lakh crore to defence this year as compared to ₹2 lakh crore in 2013.

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But the amount allocated to education has also increased to ₹79,685 crore in 2017 from around ₹66,000 crore in 2013.

But the amount allocated to education has also increased to ₹79,685 crore in 2017 from around ₹66,000 crore in 2013.

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The latest World Bank figures show that the gross enrolment ratio for primary schools in India fell by 1% from 2011-12 to 2014-15.

The latest World Bank figures show that the gross enrolment ratio for primary schools in India fell by 1% from 2011-12 to 2014-15.

It used to be 108% and is now at 107%. Gross enrolment ratio = number of students actually enrolled/number of potential students. The number is sometimes above 100 due to grade repetition and entry at ages younger or older than the typical age at that grade level.

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And the word “ban” has been searched waaaay more often than it used to be in 2012.

And the word "ban" has been searched waaaay more often than it used to be in 2012.

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