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Didi vs Modi spat has destroyed the political culture of Bengal: Nandini Mukherjee, CPM candidate, Kolkata South

Meet Nandini Mukherjee, 54-year-old veteran politician, computer scientist and professor, contesting the Kolkata South constituency as a candidate of the CPM. A party that governed Bengal for 34 years. A party whose election campaigns used to be a sight to behold. And a party that has almost zero presence in Bengal’s electoral map today. Do they really hope to win the city seat?

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Why I could not vote in Hyderabad on April 11th

“India has gone for parliamentary elections 16 times thus far, yet we have not moved ahead from inking our fingers and registering our thumbprint or sign, all of which are prone to corruption,” writes an angry voter who found her name inexplicably deleted from the rolls. Here is her account of what followed, and what she has concluded from the experience.