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Money can't buy you votes

Whatever may have happened to your income, politicians have certainly grown richer in the last 10 years; the number of crorepati candidates jumped five fold. But not all of them win; in fact, only a fifth did this time.
Print Edition: June 8, 2014
Money can't buy you votes
A security guard at a polling centre at Koliabar in Nagaon district of Assam. Photo: PTI

Whatever may have happened to your income, politicians have certainly grown richer in the last 10 years; the number of crorepati candidates jumped five fold. But not all of them win; in fact, only a fifth did this time.

Research: Niti Kiran and Jyotindra Dubey

Graphic: Ajay Thakuri

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