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Rs 67 cr seized daily: Cash, drugs flood India in run up to 2019 polls

With Rs 67 crore cash seized every day in poll-bound India, two thirds of total cash seized during entire 2014 general elections has been seized in just three days in 2019

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Representative image | More than half of all cash seizures came from just two southern states – Andhra Pradesh and Tamil Nadu

Sai Manish

The 2019 general elections in India, which kick starts on April 11, is not only turning out to be a bitter political slugfest but is also awash with hard cash. According to the Election Commission of India (ECI), it had seized Rs 202 crore worth of currency as of date since it started publishing daily seizure reports since March 26, 2019. In effect since the model code of conduct came into force on March 10, law enforcement agencies functioning under the directions of ECI have seized Rs 11 crore on average every single day across the country. Ever since ECI

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First Published: Mar 29 2019 | 1:53 PM IST

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