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Meet the Indian ‘Miss Marple’ snooping on election candidates

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AS India’s best-known female private eye, Rajani Pandit has posed as crazy, blind and deaf to solve murders and unmask unsuitable fiancés.

But election time is boom time for the woman dubbed “Miss Marple”.

In the world’s biggest election ending on Sunday, Pandit and others like her are in high demand from political parties to dig up dirt on the opposition and make sure their own candidates are squeaky clean.

“It’s confidential but whenever a party finds one of its own candidates or an opposition candidate suspicious they ask us to investigate them,” Mumbai-based Pandit told AFP.

“Often we are asked to look into their finances and how they have procured money to fund their campaigns. We try to maintain a low profile,” the 57-year-old added.

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Hindu nationalist Prime Minister Narendra Modi is up against Congress leader Rahul Gandhi in the world’s largest democratic exercise, which is awash with cash. Some experts say the polls could cost $10 billion.

Pandit says her team........

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