I am not sure that is the only reason the UPA government lost. Inflation has been an issue since many decades. Things will have and always will be bad for the poor, rather they will go to worst. The middle income household can well borderline to the poor category in no time. Look at the once deemed superpower America. While they have progressed well in great many areas, they still have poor too. Except the guy sells of his car on EMI and pays for insurance or dream of sending his child to private school.