Tuesday, May 8, 2007

Political updates

Elections in UP started its sixth and last phase yesterday, the election procedures in large states like Uttar Pradesh takes about one month. Results will come soon. Sadly, politics in many parts of India (as in many other countries of the world) is influenced by corruption, and according to NDTV out of the 984 candidates 162 has a criminal record. Another incident, a rape of an 8-year old girl in a polling both, has caste a shadow over the otherwise relative calm elections.

Former PM Sheikh Hasina returned to Bangladesh on Monday evening and was met by thousands of cheering supporters. Still no news on if she might be arrested according to the charges against her.

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