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Booze blitz Where does alcohol figure in poll campaigns?

Oct 13, 2014    

Its polling season and inebriation is the best campaign. As leaders slug it out in open maidans, baking in the sweltering heat, crowds gathered to watch them have another incentive to show up free alcohol.Don't believe it? The numbers talk for themselves. In a 29-day drive in Maharashtra, 1.57 litres of alcohol worth Rs 1.91 crores was seized. This falls only slightly short of the Rs 1.76 crores worth of alcohol seized during the Lok Sabha polls.Here is a quick guide to booze's role in electioneering

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