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Tuesday, March 23, 2004
Action-oriented manifesto, says Sonia
NEW DELHI, MARCH 22. The Congress today described the coming Lok Sabha elections as a ``clash of sharply competing values, of diametrically opposite ideologies'' and against the Bharatiya Janata Party, which was ``systematically undermining the ...
High on rhetoric, low on specifics: Jaitley
NEW DELHI, MARCH 22. The Union Law Minister and Bharatiya Janata Party spokesperson, Arun Jaitley, today dismissed the Congress manifesto as "not a document of a political party expecting to come to power." It was "high on rhetoric and low on ...
Employment, agriculture key economic issues
NEW DELHI, MARCH 22. Employment and agriculture are the key economic issues in the Congress manifesto released today and the party has set its sights on a high 8 to 10 per cent rate of sustained economic growth. "Yuva rozgar" (youth ...
There is dilution in BJP ideology: Advani
ON BOARD THE BHARAT UDAY YATRA BUS, MARCH 22.The Deputy Prime Minister, L.K. Advani, today admitted to some dilution of the Bharatiya Janata Party's ideology on its way to becoming a ruling party at the Centre and said acceptance of economic ...
SP list for U.P. shuts door on Congress
NEW DELHI, MARCH 22.The Samajwadi Party today shut the door on the possibility of a last minute seat adjustment with the Congress by releasing a list of 63 candidates for the Lok Sabha elections in Uttar Pradesh. The SP is clearly intent on ...
POLL THEME / THE VIDARBHA QUESTION
Very few takers for a separate State
The issue of Statehood for the Vidarbha region of Maharashtra is one that has been around for a long time without any significant progress being made. All parties in Maharashtra, with the exception of the Shiv Sena, have championed the cause at ...
Disabled to enter the fray in Kashmir
For the first time in the history of elections in Kashmir, physically-challenged people have chosen to contest the polls, to `teach the politicians a lesson' for ignoring the community. The J & K Handicapped Association president, Ghulam ...
PDP, Congress field separate candidates
SRINAGAR MARCH 22. The People's Democratic Party (PDP) and the Congress have finally decided to field separate candidates for the Baramulla seat. The veteran Congress leader, Ghulam Rasool Kar, will fight the PDP's Nizamauddin Bhat in this ...
Manipur parties to go their own way
With both the ruling and Opposition coalitions having failed to field common candidates for the two Lok Sabha seats in Manipur, it is becoming evident that as in the past there will be bloodshed ahead of the elections. It is no accident that ...
POLL THEME / REGIONAL UNITY
Regrouping boosts AGP ahead of polls
The Lok Sabha elections have focused the attention of voters in Assam on regionalism once again with the run-up to the polls seeing a regrouping of regional forces in the State. In a major political development, the decks have been cleared for ...
Indifference is the predominant feeling here
The tribals in Madhya Pradesh and neighbouring Chhattisgarh had been drinking, dancing and making merry for five days. And it was not because the Government wanted them to "feel good" or because "India is shining." The five days from Holi, ...
Trinamool backing Congress candidate?
The Congress MP from Malda, A.B.A. Ghani Khan Choudhury, loves to spring surprises on the voters, his detractors and his party alike. He has pocketed Mamata Banerjee's Nationalist Trinamool Congress in Malda without Ms. Banerjee's ...
Gujjars face threat from across the LoC
Javed Rana's back still aches. The legislator from the Mendhar segment of Jammu province situated near the Line of Control wore a bullet-proof vest all through his Assembly election campaign; it was so heavy that the pain hasn't gone away even ...
Q & A : V.S. Achuthanandan
He is taciturn, very often inflexible when it comes to questions of ideology. A virulent fighter against corruption,
Q & A : S.M. Krishna
Banking on his Government's performance during the last four and half years, Karnataka's Congress Chief Minister,
Raising resources for electioneering is both an art and science. From individual contributions to hefty corporate funding, the sheer variety is mind-boggling. While the bigger parties have their own style of raising funds, the CPI general ...
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