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from BUSINESS LINE, April 14, 2009 The first phase of voting in this general election is yet to begin and television watchers are already bored with the bombardment of political news. While the print media still finds time and place for news not connected with politicians and elections, the electronic media is neck-deep into election coverage.
Of course, there is mutual interest here; the netas love to see themselves on the small screen, and the channels love to get them into their studios or chase them at election rallies.
But one significant aspect of this election that is being hotly debated in village chai shops and posh living rooms is the no-holds- barred use of loud, vulgar and abusive language to attack political rivals.
Oh yes, winnability is the crucial mantra, and election after election, as money and muscle power have increased their relevance in winning elections, more candidates with criminal background are being fielded by political parties.
"And no party is …