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Lal Singh Arya

India ‘happiness minister’ wanted over alleged murder link

NEW DELHI: Police said Wednesday they had launched a manhunt for India's only "happiness minister" after the state politician vanished when a court order for his arrest was issued over an alleged murder. Lal Singh Arya, whose only mandate is to put a smile on the face of his 70 million constituents, is wanted in connection with an alleged murder of an opposition politician in 2009. Madhya Pradesh in January became the first state in India to create a happiness ministry, making headlines with the appointment of Arya to…