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Sunday, March 06, 2005
HOW HARYANA VOTED: ASSEMBLY ELECTIONS - 2005
The wave and what caused it
The Congress sweep came not so much by snatching votes directly from the INLD or through alliance arithmetic as by capitalising on a strong wave of resentment against the Chautala regime's perceived authoritarianism, nepotism and corruption. Yogendra Yadav and Dhananjai Joshi draw on a post-poll survey conducted by the Centre for the Study of Developing Societies to present this exclusive analysis.
THE POST-POLL survey was carried out in 80 locations in 20 Assembly constituencies spread across Haryana. A total of 762 persons in the voters list were interviewed in their homes one week following the day of polling. The composition of those ...
Main findings of the post-poll survey
Unpardonable violation of the Constitution
By Inder Malhotra
To call what has been raging from Goa to Ranchi during recent days political impropriety or machination would be the understatement of the century. Chicanery, deceit and unpardonable violation of the Constitution would be a more appropriate, yet ...
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