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Sunday, October 24, 2004
The NCP emerges in its own right
How did the Congress-NCP alliance survive anti-incumbency and such things as the BSP and rebel factors? Suhas Palshikar and Yogendra Yadav with Abhay Datar explore the significance of the Maharashtra verdict and analyse the implications it has for th e political future of the country's second largest State
Of regional variations and shifting strongholds
By Abhay Datar
As political competition in the State becomes more and more intense, the regional support base of the parties becomes more and more volatile. The district becomes more important as a political unit.
Who wants a Vidarbha State?
`Mild approval' wins the day
Voters were almost equally divided on whether the economic condition of the State under the Sushilkumar Shinde Government had improved or deteriorated
Long-term loyalties, anyone?
It has been found again and again most people decide on their vote just before the elections. Almost one-third of the voters are undecided till the day of voting itself. What way do these votes go? In this election, around one third of the ...
Social chemistry and gender did the trick
By Rajeshwari Deshpande and Nitin Birmal
If the victory of the Congress and the Nationalist Congress Party is somewhat surprising, more surprising is the social chemistry of that victory. Only four months after a lacklustre performance in the Lok Sabha elections, the Congress-NCP have ...
This special report is based on a cross-section survey conducted 24 hours after voting was over. It was prepared by a team from the Department of Politics and Public Administration, Pune University, in association with the Centre for the Study ...
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