Politicians closely follow Rajasthan's electoral betting market of Phalodi

Both the parties are equally concerned about the margin of victory since a big win for one party is likely to affect the Lok Sabha outcome in the state

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Winner takes all  In Rajasthan, politicians closely follow the betting market of Phalodi in Jodhpur. This market is considered reliable and immune to extraneous influences. There were some worries in the Congress when, after the ticket distribution, the betting market lowered the number of seats that the party might win. If the betters were unwilling to give in excess of 50 seats to the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) until then, the infighting in the Congress made them revise the BJP's tally to 70 of the 200 seats. Congress leaders pointed out their party would still be ...