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Monday, March 07, 2005
HOODA FOR HARYANA
IF THE RESULTS of the recent Assembly elections did little for the self-image of the Congress in Bihar and Jharkhand, it was an embarrassment of riches for the party in Haryana. It was not just the abundance of seats 67 against nine for ...
SYRIA UNDER PRESSURE
SYRIA IS UNDER increasing pressure to withdraw its troops from Lebanon after Saudi Arabia and Egypt joined the West and Russia in asking it to do so. Damascus had hoped the two leading Arab countries would mediate a compromise that would enable ...
Leader Page Articles
Providing for the future
By Jay Bhattacharjee
Any restructuring of the Indian provident fund system should not follow discredited models. Many powerful forces are advocating changes that would suit them rather than the country's employees.
States and their finances
By V. Jayanth
Opinion is divided on the benefits to the States from the Twelfth Finance Commission recommendations. But there is no getting away from the need for fiscal discipline.
HOW JHARKHAND VOTED
Not alliance arithmetic alone
A cohesive and more inclusive UPA alliance was likely to have secured a majority in Jharkhand. But the Assembly election results also suggest a disenchantment with all mainstream parties and a greater fragmentation of the socially marginalised, sayYo gendra YadavandSanjay Kumar, basing their analysis on a post-poll survey conducted by the Centre for the Study of Developing Societies.
THE CSDS post-poll survey was carried out in 84 locations in 28 Assembly constituencies spread across Jharkhand. A total of 816 people in the voters list were interviewed in their homes one week after the day of polling but before the day of ...
Main findings of the post-poll survey
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