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Tuesday, April 27, 2004
Exit polls show gains for Congress in A.P., NDA ahead in Karnataka
NEW DELHI, APRIL 26. The State-wise break-up of the exit poll results shows the Congress making gains in Andhra Pradesh and gives a conflicting picture in Maharashtra. Karnataka is the only major State to have good tidings for the BJP ...
Polling peaceful, 52 p.c. turnout in Rae Bareli
RAE BARELI, APRIL 26.Polling passed off peacefully in the prestigious Rae Bareli constituency, from where the Congress president, Sonia Gandhi, is seeking election, with an estimated 52 per cent voter turn out as the administration had made ...
Supreme Court declines to stay publication of exit polls
NEW DELHI, APRIL 26. The Supreme Court today declined to stay the telecast, broadcast and publication of opinion and exit polls, at least till the completion of the final phase of the Lok Sabha elections. A Bench comprising Justice S. Rajendra ...
Near-total poll boycott in Srinagar
SRINAGAR, APRIL 26. Amid a near-total boycott in the city, a general strike and a few incidents of violence, the Srinagar-Budgam constituency today recorded 21 per cent polling, nine per cent higher than the1999 figures. The Chief Secretary, ...
Violence mars U.P. polls
LUCKNOW, APRIL 26. Barring stray incidents of violence in which two persons were killed and several injured, the first phase of polling for 32 Lok Sabha seats in Uttar Pradesh passed off peacefully with an estimated 50 to 55 per cent voters ...
Secular alliance will form government without SP, BSP: Congress
NEW DELHI, APRIL 26.At the close of the second phase of polls today, the Congress said that it was confident that the secular alliance would form the government at the Centre without the help of the Samajwadi Party and the Bahujan Samaj Party, ...
Rajnikant meets CEC
NEW DELHI, APRIL 26.The Tamil `superstar' Rajnikant today met the Chief Election Commissioner, T.S. Krishnamurthy, and urged the Commission to ensure protection for his fans as he apprehended threat to them and their families from Pattali Makkal ...
It's a BJP-Congress fight in M.P.: Arjun Singh
BHOPAL, APRIL 26. The senior Congress leader, Arjun Singh, today reiterated his stand that the Samajwadi Party should withdraw from the electoral race in Madhya Pradesh while emphasising that there is a direct contest between the Congress and the ...
Shift seen in BJP's core vote base in U.P.
LUCKNOW, APRIL 26. Polling trends in the first phase of elections in 32 of the 80 seats in Uttar Pradesh indicate that the fears of the BJP about a considerable loss in its core upper caste vote base is turning into reality. In all the elections ...
ON THE ROAD WITH ... P. CHIDAMBARAM
Welcome rituals and money matters
Talking economics is good politics. Or so believes the former Union Finance Minister, P. Chidambaram. The lawyer-politician thinks there are political dividends in keeping the focus on economic issues. After all, pre-occupation with money matters ...
War of words erupts in J&K BJP
A war of words has broken out in the Jammu and Kashmir unit of Bharatiya Janata Party with six suspended leaders retaliating against the charges made by the president of the State unit of the party, Dr. Nirmal Singh. The six were suspended by ...
In Asansol, parties turn blind eye to illegal mining
The visit to Nandigram, a village under Jamuria municipality in the Asansol coal belt bordering Jharkhand, was conditional. "You will be introduced as a party from Dhanbad interested in opening a `koyla khadan' (coal mine) on my land and should ...
Development, not security the key in Udhampur
Trying to capture the political mood in the Udhampur parliamentary constituency of the Jammu region is a journalist's nightmare due to the difficult terrain. And compounding the problem are the diverse issues dominating the election ...
POLL THEME/SOCIAL GROUPS
In Kerala, the doctrine of political equidistance
In a State where electoral victories are wafer thin, political parties bank on caste and religious organisations, says Girish Menon.
People of all hues keen on joining NDA: Advani
CHHATARPUR (M.P.), APRIL 26. Claiming that people of all hues were getting attracted towards the National Democratic Alliance, the Deputy Prime Minister, L.K. Advani, said today that many leaders and political parties were eager to join the ...
The BJP Union Minister, S. Thirunavukkarasar, is in a dilemma. He finds himself a political untouchable in his own party. The other day, he went to Nagercoil to seek votes for his ministerial colleague, Pon. Radhakrishnan. But Mr. ...
The battle for bijli and the politics of paani
The all-pervading caste considerations apart, issues of drinking water, irrigation and lack of a broad gauge rail link dominate the poll campaign in the Shekhawati region's Lok Sabha constituencies of Sikar, Jhunjhunu and Churu in Rajasthan. ...
Q & A : Mohammad Yusuf Tarigami
'india;s ethos is at stake'
'Javed Abidi, independent, New Delhi Lok Sabha consituency'
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