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Onion prices stir up trouble ahead of state elections

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A trader works on his accounts while sitting on sacks of onions at a wholesale market in Ahmedabad February 4, 2013. REUTERS/Amit Dave

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Customers purchase onions at a vegetable market in Jammu February 4, 2013. REUTERS/Mukesh Gupta

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Women sort onions at a wholesale market in Ahmedabad February 4, 2013. Onion prices have climbed sharply in India following a drought, a worry for the government as it heads into state elections that have been known to turn on the cost of the vegetable. REUTERS/Amit Dave

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A farmer loads onions on a trolley in a vegetable field in Pimpalgaon, about 215 km (133 miles) north of Mumbai January 23, 2011. REUTERS/Danish Siddiqui/Files

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A labourer sits in front of stacked sacks of onions at a wholesale vegetable market on the outskirts of Jammu November 14, 2012. REUTERS/Mukesh Gupta/Files

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A labourer packs harvested onions into a sack on a farm that supplies fresh produce to Wal-Mart in Narayangaon, about 180 km (112 miles) west of Mumbai, September 27, 2012. REUTERS/Vivek Prakash/Files

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