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Indian election gifts for votes criticised

The eagerly anticipated results from elections across much of India are due out later on Friday.

Polls have been held in the states of West Bengal, Tamil Nadu, Assam, Kerala and the four enclaves that make up the union territory of Pondicherry.

With the stakes high, political parties have been resorting to some unorthodox tactics - offering voters gift incentives for their support - as Nidhi Dutt reports.India Business Report is broadcast on BBC World News on Sunday at 0530 and 1630 GMT and Monday at 0030 GMT.

  • 13 May 2011