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Chief of India's ruling Congress party Sonia Gandhi speaks with M. Karunanidhi, chief minister of the southern Indian state of Tamil Nadu and leader of Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (DMK) party, during an election campaign rally in Chennai April 5, 2011.

South Indian Politicians Exchange Laptops, Livestock for Votes

Gone are the days of grain subsidy giveaways. In the South Indian state of Tamil Nadu, voters in this week’s elections are …