Politicians Say They’re Happy With SC Decision to Declare Criminal Cases, Will Increase Winnability

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Politicians Say They’re Happy With SC Decision to Declare Criminal Cases, Will Increase Winnability

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day after the Supreme Court asked all candidates for the upcoming general election to publicly broadcast their criminal records and file their nomination papers in bold, Indian politicians have come out in support of the decision, claiming it would increase their popularity among voters ahead of the 2019 elections.

“I wish this had been implemented before the last election, I’d have won with a much bigger margin,” a veteran politician from Uttar Pradesh said. “Forget bold, I will write my achievements in ALL CAPS so that people sitting in Pakistan can read it.”

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