Chart: Which Indian State Spends The Most On Elections

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The Indian general elections are one of the largest exercise in democracy across the world. This large-scale operation also involves huge costs. The cost of general elections to the exchequer via the Election Commission has increased from Rs 948 crore in the 1999 general election to Rs 1,114 crore for the 2009 Lok Sabha polls, …Read More

Is India The World’s 2nd Fastest Growing Economy?

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 The communications adviser to the Prime Minister’s Office, put out a tweet on 9th April, which claimed that “India is the second fastest growing economy in the world since 2004″. An accompanying chart showed that India grew at an average growth rate of 7.28% during the period 2004-2014. The tweet obviously attracted a lot of …Read More

Narendra Modi on Decline in Tourists to Rajasthan

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Gujarat Chief Minister and Bharatiya Janata Party’s Prime Ministerial candidate Narendra Modi, while campaigning in Rajasthan recently, claimed that tourist arrivals in the state have declined.   We looked at data from the Ministry of Tourism.   Both domestic as well as foreign tourists visiting Rajasthan has increased over the last three years. Domestic tourists increased from …Read More

Rahul Gandhi’s Claim That Rajasthan Added 7,000 MW in 5 Years

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At an election rally in Rajasthan recently, Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi claimed the Congress-led Government in the state added 7,200 megawatts of power capacity over a five-year period compared with 1,500 megawatts during the previous BJP administration headed by Vasundhara Raje. How do the facts stack up ? According to Economic Review 2012-13 released …Read More