Elections in the North-East used to be an economical affair, compared to the rest of the country where parties and candidates tend to splurge vast sums of money to contest. The intensification of competitiveness of elections and the involvement of new parties in state elections have somewhat changed that feature of politics in the North-East. Here, we compare the average net assets of major parties’ candidates and MLAs across the three states that just went to the polls.
Why are our MLAs getting richer every year?
Times of India
By Gilles Verniers and Ananay Agarwal