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'Mango man' takes a broom to graft-ridden Indian politics

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Arriving in a small and scruffy blue car, India's newest political star springs from the front seat, shirt untucked, and walks towards his supporters with the air of a low-key civil servant. 

In this photograph taken on November 12, 2013, 'Aam Aadmi Party' (Common Man's Party) supporters chant slogans during a campaign rally in New Delhi

Which is just what Arvind Kejriwal was -- until 2001, when he left his job as a tax official, disgusted by his colleagues, to embark on a career as an anti-corruption campaigner that would lead to national fame.

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