India's 6-Week-Long Elections Are So Big They've Become A Tourist Draw

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In a dusty lot between farm fields, an Indian Cabinet minister wades into a crowd of supporters chanting his name. Local men climb a tree to catch a glimpse of the famous politician. Women in colorful saris fan their babies in 100-degree heat, and applaud. Rural communities like this one in India's most populous state, Uttar Pradesh, are where Indian elections are hard fought and won. Two-thirds of Indians live in the countryside, and they vote at a higher rate than their urban counterparts. At this particular rally for the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party, there's a group of Indians who stand out in their designer sunglasses and Western dress. They linger off to the side, separated from the local farmers by a chasm of class and wealth. They're...

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India's 6-Week-Long Elections Are So Big They've Become A Tourist Draw

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