Poll-O-Meter: Publicity stunt

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Even if he did not have any chance of winning, a petition writer chose to contest the 1957 elections in Uttar Pradesh.

The public wondered at his folly, but he was least perturbed. The excellent publicity had cost him a small sum of Rs 250, which was the security deposit.

At the end of it all, he cheerfully declared that he had succeeded in achieving his real objective -- he felt that such publicity would bring him more work.

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