Trade politician of your like: Modi, Rahul and Kejriwal on sale ahead of 2014 LS elections

Democracy is defined as a system of the people, by the people and for the people. Appears interesting but looks good in writing only and that too on white paper.

For a common man, it’s only through a irrational thought, envisioned in a sweaty summer night of June, when power goes for hiding abruptly, thirst gets difficult to be quenched in absence of cold and clean drinking water and rising food inflation makes difficult to buy a loaf for bread. Such is a state of general voter in the country.

Modi, Rahul and Kejriwal on sale

But, here is a virtual medium that promises to help you and me in trading top politicians and legislators from different political units and settling old scores. The game may be accessible in a virtual disguise but the feeling of contentment it generates can’t be described in mere words.

The online game “Power Play” offers an opportunity to trade politicians using allotted quota of ‘virtual’ money – Rs. 12.5 lakh to be more precise.

The game is worth trying once and the best virtue about it is that no one has to slacken off his purse strings.

Power Play is hosted by Moneycontrol.com , a leading business news site.

 How does it work?

On the same lines as trading in equities, derivatives and currency is done on stock exchanges the world over, here too one can buy/sell politician of choice.

The game has gone viral online and comes up with a tagline “Power Play is a fantasy stock market game where you can buy and sell politicians. Now you get to decide the actual worth of your leaders.”

After getting registered for the game, one is allotted with a “virtual money account balance” of Rs 50 lakh. And, instantly you can begin trading on the platform.

Almost every major politician belonging to a political party registered with election commission can be found here.

Nevertheless, a player can’t invest more than Rs. 20 lakh in a single politician. This checks monopoly of any player over a politician of his choice.

On Thursday, while the news was being written Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh was the “top bought” stock which changed hands 831,699 times.

Bhartiya Janata Party’s (BJP’s) Prime Ministerial candidate Narendra Modi was the “most expensive”
stock at a price of 48526.37. AIADM chief J Jayalalitha shares the least stock worth at Rs. 1318.79

Amusingly, top five “most expensive” politicians are from BJP.

Ashish Pandey

I am a business and finance journalist who is currently employed at Financial Express and previously at Zee News. My areas of interest include business and foreign policy. You can reach me on Twitter at @ashuvirgo1984 or @eFundsPlus.

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