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Friday, March 19, 2004
EC order on hoardings: BJP seeks clarifications
NEW DELHI, MARCH 18. The Bharatiya Janata Party has written to the Election Commission seeking clarifications on its earlier order related to the removal of all Government-sponsored advertisements and hoardings. The general secretary and ...
Sonia's tour in tribal belt of Gujarat fires up cadre
SURAT, MARCH 18. The Congress president, Sonia Gandhi's whirlwind "Jan Sampark Abhiyan" through the tribal belt of south Gujarat and the union territories of Dadra, Nagar Haveli and Daman has caused concern in the otherwise confident BJP ...
A dream come true, says Bappi Lahiri
NEW DELHI, MARCH 18.The Bollywood music director, Bappi Lahiri, today joined the Congress and promised to campaign for the party to spread the message of its president, Sonia Gandhi, through his music. Through Mr. Lahiri's induction, the ...
CPI(M) disputes NDA claim
NEW DELHI, MARCH 18.The Communist Party of India (Marxist) today disputed the claim by the National Democratic Alliance at the Centre that it had done a lot for improving Centre-State relations and said that during the past five years, the ...
BJP's consolidation will be hard to break in Chhattisgarh
The BJP's real success in consolidating its base in Chhatisgarh has been in dividing the adivasis, who constitute about 32 per cent of the population, Yogendra Yadav on the new equations in this former Congress bastion.
THE MUSLIM VOTES
U.P. may witness tactical voting yet again
The main priority for Musilms in U.P. is to see that the Bharatiya Janata Party does not trimph in the elections. Javed M. Ansari reports on the prevailing mood.
The battle against the ballot
Their morale boosted by a huge rally of supporters earlier this month, naxalite groups in the tribal areas of Chhattisgarh and neighbouring Madhya Pradesh have intensified their campaign for a boycott of the elections, concentrating efforts on ...
Gujjars brave bullets to take part in polls
Election time on the mighty Pir Panjal ranges can be a walk between life and death. The diktat from terrorists to the people is clear: stay away from the electoral process. With the announcement of every election, posters come up bearing names ...
Things far from sweet for sugarcane farmers
Ninety per cent of the canegrowers are in debt and 25 per cent of the small farmers have got marginalised in recent years because of delayed payments, drought and higher input costs of seeds, diesel and electricity.
Alliances are clinched at the highest level, but difficulties can arise on the ground. R. Adhimoolam, BJP functionary in Panruti, Tamil Nadu, has been canvassing votes for the AIADMK candidate, Sorathur Rajendran, for the Cuddalore Lok Sabha ...
Q & A: Jairam Ramesh
'No Substitute for hard Politics'
`BSP trying to divide secular vote'
NEW DELHI, MARCH 18. The All-India Muslim Majlis-e-Mushwarat has accused the Bahujan Samaj Party of trying to divide the secular vote by deciding to contest over 300 Lok Sabha seats. "The BSP's decision is a betrayal of the secular order," said ...
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