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Modi’s Gujarat cashes in on election tourism


gujarat poll tourismWhen it comes to spotting an out-of-the-box business proposition in a bad market, few can beat a Gujarati renowned as a veritable dyed-in-the-wool money making machine. Meet Manish Sharmna of Ahmedabad-based Akshar Travels.

Hailing from north Gujarat’s Mehsana town, Sharma has roped in three foreign groups from London, Atlanta and Dubai comprising nearly 100 tourists for the ‘election tourism’. He also claimed that talks are on with as many as 800 tourists from different countries.

“We are also teaming up with several travel agencies across the country, especially in Varanasi, Goa and Kerala, for the purpose. We are the only company not only in India, but in the world to try out this experiment,” Sharma said.

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