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Gorakhpur Diary: A tough electoral battle, promise of jobs, better hospitals and a doctor who cannot practice

Updated : May 16, 2019 11:17 AM IST

Bhojpuri actor Ravi Kishan, the BJP candidate from Gorakhpur, will benefit from the polarisation in the sizeable Nishad community and can also hope for upper caste votes, but the sharp consolidation among Dalits and Yadavs means he cannot take victory for granted.
Gorakhpur’s aviation potential has risen considerably after SpiceJet and IndiGo launched flights and connected the town to Delhi and a few other places.
Residents are encouraged by an All India Institute of Medical Services unit, a long-cherished dream of the people in these parts, which is coming up briskly.
Gorakhpur Diary: A tough electoral battle, promise of jobs, better hospitals and a doctor who cannot practice
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