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Cash registers in India elections

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Political parties in India do not face a cap on the amount of money spent on an election campaign.
Political parties in India do not face a cap on the amount of money spent on an election campaign. DR

Elections in India have become a money sport. Unchecked money power has driven political campaigns ahead of the general elections which start today.With no cap on the amount of money a political party can spend, aggressive displays of wealth, from cash handouts to alcohol distribution are on offer.While money plays a key role in most elections around the world, the particular reliance of Indian parties on candidates with great personal wealth is quite a unique phenomenon.Correspondent Murali Krishnan examines how money matters in these elections in a two-part series.

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