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Elections in the time of fear and loathing


April 16, 2009
Prasanna D Zore and Uttam Ghosh report on how an election is conducted in Kandhamal where the Christian community confronts Hindu anger eight months after a VHP activist's murder. Scenes from the campaign. Photographs: Uttam Ghosh:

Rahul Gandhi on his whistle-stop tour of Orissa on April 8 spent 20 minutes amongst the people of Baliguda in Kandhamal. His chopper raised a dust storm as he lifted off for his next hop at Dharmaguda.