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Indian ruling party pledges cheaper food

National Congress campaigns on promise to make food and fuel more affordable as voters struggle to make ends meet.

Last updated: 26 Mar 2014 12:06
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With elections just weeks away, ordinary Indians say they are struggling to keep up with skyrocketing costs.

The country's ruling National Congress party has promised to make life easier for voters by making food and fuel more affordable. Officials from the party say they have a plan for long term prosperity but economists say that new leaders will inherit many old challenges.

Al Jazeera's Nidhi Dutt reports from New Delhi.

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