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Migrant Workers Struggle To Be Counted During Elections

Migrant workers from various eastern states in Ernakulam say that returning home to vote means job loss and incurring high expenses which many do not want to risk

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Karthik Naik (right) and Babulal Naik, seen here in their room in Kerala's Ernakulam are migrant workers from Odisha's Ganjam. Karthik says he cannot afford the trip back home to vote, while for Babulal, a much needed break coincides with the election schedule, enabling him to vote. | Photo courtesy: Shreehari Paliath

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