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Wednesday, April 28, 2004
NC demands repoll in 13 booths
SRINAGAR, APRIL 27. The National Conference has demanded a re-poll in 13 booths in the Srinagar parliamentary constituency and alleged highhandedness on the part of the ruling People's Democratic Party (PDP). Denying that he was involved in ...
`Left will play crucial role in government formation'
KOCHI, APRIL 27.The Left parties will play a crucial role in the formation of a new government at the Centre as no single party will get a majority, according to the CPI (M) general secretary, Harkishan Singh Surjeet. Talking to mediapersons ...
BJP feels positive despite exit polls
NEW DELHI, APRIL 27.Whatever the loss of Lok Sabha seats for the Bharatiya Janata Party and the National Democratic Alliance as projected by the exit polls on Monday, the BJP's own assessment places it and the NDA ahead by 12 seats at 186 (as ...
NDA failed to fulfil promises: Sonia
RAJSAMAND (RAJASTHAN), APRIL 27. Questioning the Bharatiya Janata Party's attempt to dismiss the Gujarat carnage as an exception and an isolated event, the Congress president, Sonia Gandhi, today said the gruesome violence in Gujarat was a ...
Not to campaign against Vajpayee
NEW DELHI, APRIL 27. Despite being locked in a keen fight, the Congress has decided to continue with the "political nicety'' of party leaders not campaigning against each other. As a result, the Congress president, Sonia Gandhi, will keep ...
Caste, class composition and the Capital
The BJP's structural advantage and the Congress' recent gains in the Capital add up to one thing: a very close contest, says Yogendra Yadav.
The battle of the `Lals'
Call it the battle of the Lals. A tough fight is on the cards in the prestigious Bhiwani parliamentary constituency with the scions of the "famous" Lals of Haryana battling it out for a Lok Sabha seat. The verdict here could also have a ...
No diktat, but Shahi Imam welcomes BJP's `new mindset'
He has never contested elections, never campaigned for any candidate, yet is said to wield power much beyond the call of his religious duty. Right from the time the Shahi Imam of Delhi's historic Jama Masjid was courted by H.N. Bahuguna, the ...
POLLTHEME/THE NAXALITE ISSUE
People's War breeds on grievances of villagers
Naxalities have slowly but steadily increased their influence in the State's West Midnapore region, writes Malabika Bhattacharya.
As always, BJP sitting pretty in Vidisha
Vidisha has remained a BJP stronghold since the 1989 parliamentary election, when Raghavji, the present Madhya Pradesh Finance Minister, avenged his 1984 defeat and wrested the seat from the sitting Congress MP, Pratap Bhanu Sharma, by a huge ...
Saffron farmers against saffron party
In the remote hills of Jammu and Kashmir, saffron cultivators are turning against the BJP. The saffron farmers in the Kishtwar region of the Udhampur parliamentary segment are finding it hard to cope with the new economic order, especially the ...
Call to `vote for the planet'
While the nation is caught in the election fever, Greenpeace India an environmental organisation has launched a unique campaign to bring environmental issues into the election agenda. The message of the campaign being "Vote for ...
The Kolkata North-West parliamentary constituency is witnessing a curious contest. Two Sudip Banerjees are fighting for the seat, both Independents. The better known among them has rebelled against his party, the Trinamool Congress and is ...
'O. Rajagopal, BJP candidate, Thiruvananthapuram Lok Sabha seat'
Q & A : Natwar Singh
'The BJP has run out of ideas'
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