Mediapersons Report Patil’s Over 3 Lakh Vote Value as Big Margin

This Times of India article makes me pine, yet again, for the India-specific wordsmithing. Especially the copious use of “absconding.”

Anyway, Pratibha Patil is India’s new President.

According to the Times, “in the final count, Patil got a vote value of 6,38,116 while Shekhawat secured 3,31,306 in an electoral college of 10.98 lakh.

As you know, a lakh is one hundredth of a crore.

Published in: on July 21, 2007 at 7:45 pm  Leave a Comment  

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