Everything You Wanted To Know About Indian Elections But Were Afraid To Ask – 6 May 2014

RT logoAuthor: Rajeev Sharma is a New Delhi-based journalist, author and strategic analyst. He tweets @Kishkindha and can be reached at bhootnath004@yahoo.com.

The story of colorful and chaotic elections in India, the world’s largest democracy, can offer many surprising vignettes.

Did you know that a record number of 1,033 candidates contested the Modaurichi assembly constituency in Tamil Nadu in 1996, and the ballot paper was in the form of a booklet?

Or that the lowest voter turnout in a polling station is just three, reported from Bomdila district in Arunachal Pradesh?

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