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Truth vs Hype: The lie on their lips - The opaque world of political funding

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Gopinath Munde's public declaration that he had spent Rs. 8 crores during his 2009 election campaign has sparked a controversy. Some politicians tried to spin this as an act of courage, of someone brave enough to expose the worst kept secret of Indian elections - that virtually every MLA and MP spends more than their limits. But its too soon to congratulate Munde and his ilk, because as we discover, every single political party has fought tooth and nail to block any attempts to disclose where they get their money from and how they spend it.