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Asia: South & Central In Indian election trail, a new brand of 'rurban' voters

India's village population is declining as young people migrate to cities and rural areas are reclassified as towns, creating a new breed of 'rurban' voter for politicians to chase. 

By Correspondent / April 17, 2014

Rajanish Kakade/AP

The main drag in Kanhan, a small settlement close to the coal mines of central India, is lined with small restaurants, auto repair shops, and political banners. Hawkers sell scarves to young men on motorbikes who wrap their faces against the burning heat and dust.