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Thursday, April 22, 2004
NDA will get 103 out of 140: BJP survey
NEW DELHI, APRIL 21. Senior Bharatiya Janata Party leaders today claimed that the "internal feedback'' of the party was that it would win, along with its allies, 103 of the 140 Lok Sabha seats that went to the polls yesterday. The party was ...
BJP to focus on Uttar Pradesh, Bihar
NEW DELHI, APRIL 21.The poll performance of the Bharatiya Janata Party and its allies was reviewed at a high-level meeting at the residence of the Prime Minister, Atal Bihari Vajpayee, today against the backdrop of most exit polls for the first ...
I need support of Muslims, says Vajpayee
NEW DELHI, APRIL 21. Asking Muslims not to nurse a feeling of being left out, the Prime Minister, Atal Bihari Vajpayee, said today that there should be no attempts to divide the minority community without whose support the country could not ...
Exit polls an electoral intervention, says CPI (M)
NEW DELHI, APRIL 21.The Communist Party of India (Marxist) today said the results of the exit polls announced at the end of the first phase of polling was "hugely contradictory" and termed it as an "electoral intervention." Questioning the ...
Exit polls: Congress alleges bid to `manufacture' victory
NEW DELHI, APRIL 21. The Congress today reviewed its preparation and campaign strategy for the remaining phases of the Lok Sabha polls both in the wake of response from its field observers and its political assessment. The party discounted the ...
Caste considerations will be decisive here
With no alliance formally in place in Uttar Pradesh, most of the State's 80 constituencies are headed for a four-cornered contest in the Lok Sabha election. So also in Sultanpur where the pitch has been queered by the caste/community profiles of ...
POLL THEME/THE VANNIYAR BELT
For the PMK, the battle is on multiple fronts
A new challenge this time is from the filmstar Rajnikant, though the PMK shrugs this off, says R.K. Radhakrishnan.
Rudy banks on `Atal', Laloo on charisma
Cruising along National Highway 19, after crossing the bridge on the Gandak river, the road enters Sonepur, part of the Chapra Lok Sabha seat from where the Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) president and former Bihar Chief Minister, Laloo Prasad Yadav, ...
Chamling promises Sikkim the sky
The National Democratic Alliance's "feel good" factor seems to pale in comparison with the Sikkim Chief Minister, Pawan Kumar Chamling's "feel proud" slogan for the coming Assembly polls in the State. Mr. Chamling's Sikkim Democratic Front is a ...
On offer: election specialists
Call it the latest in direct marketing. No, we are not talking about the direct marketing of consumer durables by multinational companies; this being election time, we are talking about the marketing of skilled political workers to run election ...
Divided on most issues, they are united on this
The Congress and the Bharatiya Janata Party, which are divided on most issues, however appear to agree on keeping one key issue out of the electoral debate. Neither of them is talking about the question of the empowerment of the panchayat raj ...
POLL THEME/THE VAJPAYEE FACTOR-1
Along the Golden Quadrilateral, it's Vajpayee all the way
From Bangalore to Hyderabad, the BJP's Shining India" campaign has had its impact, writes Harish Khare.
Q & A: Pramod Mahajan
As the CEO behind the Bharatiya Janata Party's poll management team,
Salesmen touting wares in trains in India is a common sight. What is not so common is a politician selling himself in local trains. That is exactly what the Congress candidate for the Barasat parliamentary constituency in ...
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