Tuesday, December 18, 2012

Cost of Vote

2011-2012 budget for India = Rs 14,90,925 crores
Total number of voters (as per 2009 elections) = 71.4 crores

Per voter this year budget = Rs 20,881
Since we vote every five years, the cost of vote comes out to be around
Rs 1,04,406.

Strangely, poverty line in India is defined at Rs 28 per day, which gives Rs 51,100 as total expenditure for a poor person for five years. If poor people could sell their vote at market price, they would be twice as richer ;) 

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