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India election: Political lookalikes cashing in

14 April 2014 Last updated at 00:00 BST

Voting in India's election is underway - but with another month until the process is over, keeping ahead of your competitors on the campaign trail can prove to be more than a full-time job.

And for a handful of people who bear more than a passing resemblance to key political figures of elections past and present, it can provide the ideal opportunity to get some work and make some money.

The BBC's Sameer Hashmi starts his report in the state of Gujarat.

Watch: India Business Report

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