Political parties' educated bets and crorepati candidates
There has been a slow rise in the preference for educated candidates. Big parties such as Congress and the BJP are more inclined to give tickets to graduates.
Gujarat, whose election results will be announced today, has consistently had the dubious distinction of being the state with the fewest graduates among its election candidates, a Mint analysis of 90 state elections in the last 15 years shows.
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