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    India's poor feel abandoned by politicians - 18 Apr 09

    Al Jazeera English

    by Al Jazeera English

    India's parliamentary elections kicked off this week, but many doubt that they will be any better off at the end of the one-month-long vote.

    The nation's poor say promises of aid made before elections are quickly broken and the global financial crisis has made things even worse for people living in poverty.

    Al Jazeera's Matt McClure spoke to textile workers in Varanasi to see how they are getting on.