All in the Fam­ily


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All seven can­di­dates in the fray in Dan­te­wada in Chhattisgarh are some­how fam­ily. BJP nom­i­nee and for­mer MLA Bhima Man­dawi is the brother-in-law of in­cum­bent Congress leg­is­la­tor De­vati Karma who, in turn, is a dis­tant cousin of the CPI can­di­date, Nan­daram Sori. Sim­i­larly, the BSP’s Ke­shav Ne­tam and an in­de­pen­dent, Su­dru Kun­jam, are neph­ews of the AAP-nom­i­nated Ballu Bhawani. And Jaya Kashyap, an­other in­de­pen­dent, is Karma’s niece. All seven can­di­dates also be­long to the same tribe, so de­spite the ac­ri­mony be­tween the con­test­ing par­ties, there is un­usual ca­ma­raderie in Dan­te­wada.

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