April 11, 2011

Indian Politicians Woo Voters With Giveaways of Cows, Blenders and Laptops

INDIAN POLITICIANS have a long tradition of wooing voters with promises of handouts like grain subsidies. But in this month's elections in the state of Tamil, Nadu, politicians are plowing some new ground: They are promising to give away blenders, sheep, bus passes, gold necklaces and cable-TV hookups if they win.

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