Cash For Votes

first_imgA survey by the Centre for Media Studies (CMS) has found that a fifth of India’s electorate was paid cash for their votes during the past decade. The proportion of election bribery was almost 50 percent in Karnataka.The study estimated that voters below the poverty line were most likely to be bribed – 73% in Karnataka against a national average of 37%.N. Bhaskar Rao, chairman of CMS, told the Mint newspaper: “The bribe money varies from state to state. It may be Rs100-150 (a voter) in some states and it can go up to Rs1,000 in some constituencies.”The incidence of vote buying was highest in Karnataka (47%), followed by Tamil Nadu (34%) and Madhya Pradesh (33%). It was lowest in Tripura and Himachal Pradesh.CASH FOR VOTESState% BribedKarnataka 47Tamil Nadu 34Madhya Pradesh 33Andhra Pradesh 31Bihar 31Orissa 27Delhi 25Gujarat 24Chhattisgarh 22Uttarkhand 20Uttar Pradesh 18Rajasthan  14Assam 14Kerala 13Maharashtra 13Haryana 8Jharkhand 7West Bengal 4Himachal Pradesh <1Tripura <1National 22 Related Itemslast_img read more

Johnson who has now been with the team for a litt

first_imgJohnson, who has now been with the team for a little more than a week, noted the situation does have a silver lining. The time off has helped him focus on learning the team’s playbook.But nothing can replace on-field reps, and Johnson said he’d like to get some in during the preseason in order to feel ready for Week 1.“I feel like I need preseason games,” he said. “I always like — every preseason I like to get in there, get a couple carries in, and just get the feel for it.” – / 30 Top Stories Grace expects Greinke trade to have emotional impact The 5: Takeaways from the Coyotes’ introduction of Alex Meruelo Derrick Hall satisfied with D-backs’ buying and selling Arians called Johnson’s status day-to-day and Wednesday said it’s possible he will return by the end of this week. Following practice, which Johnson did not take part in, the running back said his hamstring is feeling pretty good.“We’re working towards getting back out there this week,” he said. “One of these days this week.”The Cardinals are scheduled to have two more days of practice — Thursday and Friday — before hitting the road for a Sunday preseason matchup with the Oakland Raiders.Johnson said it is frustrating that he suffered the injury on the final play of practice. He said it happened while he was making a move during a run. He stopped running as soon as he felt the pain.The running back doesn’t feel like he needs to be on the field to prove what he can do, though as a player who has missed just one game in seven NFL seasons, missing time doesn’t sit well with him.“I think they know what I can do already, but it’s just the type of player I am, I want to be out there practicing with my teammates,” he said. “I’ve never been a guy that really missed games or practice or anything like that. It’s a situation where it’s just frustrating just watching practice, like, I know I need to be out there practicing.” GLENDALE, Ariz. — Leading into last Saturday’s preseason contest with the San Diego Chargers, many were excited to see new Arizona Cardinals running back Chris Johnson.Signed to a one-year deal earlier in the week, head coach Bruce Arians talked about how the former Tennessee Titan and New York Jet would get roughly five to six carries in the game. Unfortunately, Johnson hurt his hamstring on the final play of Thursday’s practice and has not been on the field since. Former Cardinals kicker Phil Dawson retires 0 Comments   Share   last_img read more