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Vice President M Venkaiah Naidu laments use of ‘3 Bs’ by parties to patronise cadre

HYDERABAD: Pointing out that political parties are resorting to “Three Bs” — ‘Bus, Bottle, Biryani’ — for their political gains, Vice President M Venkaiah Naidu on Thursday said that certain erosion has crept in the way the political parties patronise their workers and followers.

Speaking at the two-day Indian Democracy At Work annual conference on the theme Money Power in Politics, being organised by Forum for Democratic Reforms, Indian School of Business and University of Hyderabad, he reminisced the time when he was active in student politics in 1968, when small amounts of funds used to be collected from people for public meetings and announcements used to be made inviting people, rather than resorting to the “Three Bs”.