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A young supporter of India's ruling Congress party  wears a scarf with party symbol, during an election rally in New Delhi, India, Sunday, May 3, 2009. (AP Photo/Gurinder Osan)
A young supporter of India's ruling Congress party wears a scarf with party symbol, during an election rally in New Delhi, India, Sunday, May 3, 2009. (AP Photo/Gurinder Osan)
Tamil Nadu

The Hilarious Reason Why Congress Scarves Are Selling Like Hotcakes In Cuddalore

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In a state where the Dravidian parties have held fort for over 50 years, it seems like the people don’t remember the national parties.

Several shops in the Cuddalore district have stocked towels, hand fans and scarves bearing the colours of different parties that are contesting in the elections. Black and red for the Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (DMK), black-white-red for the All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (AIADMK), black-yellow-red for the Desiya Murpokku Dravida Kazhagam (DMDK) and so on.

While shopkeepers say that business has been dull, the only items to get sold out bear the Indian National Congress’ colours.