Currency

Consolidated Constituency and state level data of votes polled and votes counted – downloadable file

Votes are the currency of an election. Every vote polled is the right of a citizen exerted and the results decide who represents the people. This cannot be trivialized. There are various sources of information regarding votes cast and counted that provide checks against malpractice in determining the will of the people. It is concerning …

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Why black money was never the real goal of #demonetisation

As per Arun Jaitley, the demonetised cash in circulation on the 8th of November was 15.4 lakh crores. The population of India is over 120 crores. (been six years since the census, but we go with this lower number). This averages to 12,833 thousand rupees per Indian. It may seem a lot, but the money …

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Problems with the tall claims made about demonetisation

There is an abundance of claims by the government both about the virtues of demonetisation as well as the duration of the “inconvenience” people┬áhave to go through. Here is my attempt to debunk some of them. To begin with, there is a slight problem. The objectives of the demonetisation have not been officially and explicitly …

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