The Indian election feast a colorful fair and folk fare has just started. I am loving it every bit of it.
But the flip side was very very terribly hurting look for yourself what i really mean..
Some amazing things that I myself get bombarded with everytime is it involves
a survey by Centre for Media Studies (CMS).
Rs. 10,000 cr or Rs 100 billion for the exercise (thats official figures)
Rs 1,300 crore (Rs 13 billion) by the Election Commission
Rs 2,000-2,500 crore (Rs 20-25 billion) “unofficial money” or cash paid to the voters
Rs 700 crore (Rs 7 billion) photo identity cards, EVMs and polling booth
Rs 1,650 crore (Rs 16.50 billion) political parties from party funds apart from candidate expend
Rs 4,350 crore (Rs 43.50 billion), Candidates of the national parties
Rs 1000 crore (Rs 10 billion) regional parties Candidates
Rs 3,500 crore campaigning
Rs 2,000 crore printed materials
Rs 1,500 crore media channels such as video, audio, cable, cinema, SMS and TV advertising
Rs 1,000 crore, excluding Rs 550 crore assembly poll campaign publicity.
2004 Lok Sabha election had cost the country Rs 4,500 crore
1998 Lok Sabha election had cost the country Rs 3,200 crore
1996 Lok Sabha elections had cost the country Rs 2,100-2,200 crores