Mizoram who?

IN Media Watch Briefs | 05/12/2013

People in the Northeast can be forgiven for wondering if they belong to this country. Because Mizoram was not deemed important enough electorally to merit an exit poll (even as it recorded the highest voter turnout) it did not even get mentioned on TV on Dec 4 as a state going to the polls. And the Times of India writes this morning, "...no exit polls were available for this small northeastern state, its outcome in any case can have little impact on 2014."

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