Agra, April 15 -- Once the capital of the Mughals, Agra seems to be struggling for its lost glory. This Lok?Sabha constituency has a long list of unfulfilled promises and the poll issues remain unchanged election after election, be it the demand for a separate bench of the high court in west UP, international airport, Agra barrage, or international sports stadium. The city has small scale footwear manufacturing units but many of them are closing down year after year.

Unexploited tourism potential

During elections, the common slogan in Agra is 'Jo paryatan ki baat karenga, woh Agra par raj karega' (One who talks about tourism will rule Agra)'.

However, despite having about 200 protected heritage sites, tourism is focused around Taj Maha...