Q1 GDP: Even An Expensive Election Failed To Boost Growth
A worker stands by a cut-out of Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) President Amit Shah in a store selling election merchandise at the Sadar Bazaar market in New Delhi. (Photographer: Ruhani Kaur/Bloomberg)

Q1 GDP: Even An Expensive Election Failed To Boost Growth

Elections, particularly in a large democracy like India, are an expensive affair. Campaigning, travel, goodies doled out to voters all add to the spending in the economy near the time of elections....
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