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Friday, April 16, 2004
Vajpayee seeks another term `to avoid instability'
LUCKNOW, APRIL 15.The Prime Minister, Atal Bihari Vajpayee, today sought a second term for his Government to steer the country out of "a state of crisis that might be caused by political instability" after the Lok Sabha elections. "India has ...
No wave in favour of BJP, says Yechury
NEW DELHI, APRIL 15.The Communist Party of India (Marxist) today contested the Deputy Prime Minister, L.K. Advani's claims that there was a wave in favour of the Bharatiya Janata Party. "Though he has a right to delude himself, the claim is ...
Sonia charges NDA, TDP Governments with non-performance
MAHBUBNAGAR, APRIL 15. The Congress president, Sonia Gandhi, today charged the National Democratic Alliance Government at the Centre and the Telugu Desam Government in Andhra Pradesh with non-performance in all vital sectors. Addressing an ...
Jethmalani in fray: Congress
NEW DELHI, APRIL 15. The Congress today announced that the former Union Minister, Ram Jethmalani, had asserted he would be contesting against the Prime Minister, Atal Bihari Vajpayee, in Lucknow. The party also said that its Rajya Sabha MP, ...
Shiv Sainiks attack Prof. Borade house
MUMBAI, APRIL 15. The house of the Chairman of the Maharashtra Rajya Sahitya and Sanskruti Mandal, R.R. Borade, was attacked allegedly by Shiv Sena men in Aurangabad today, following the Sena supremo, Bal Thackeray's allegation at a public ...
Saffronisation, Adivasis and the politics of south Gujarat
Danubhai Vasava is one of the lucky few in Kadvali village of Bharuch, south Gujarat. He will be able to vote during this election. Many others will not be there on polling day. More than half of Kadvali's residents have locked up their homes and ...
Two contenders and a dark horse
Maharashtra's cultural capital promises to throw up an interesting three-cornered fight between the sitting BJP MP, Pradeep Rawat, the Pune strongman and Congress-NCP candidate, Suresh Kalmadi, and the former IAS officer-turned-anti-corruption ...
For the Chenchus, polls are a time for fear
For people in the plains, elections may symbolise the heartbeat of a vibrant democracy. But for the primitive Chenchu tribals, the real aborigines of the Deccan, living deep in the dense forests of the Nallamalai hill ranges of south Mahabubnagar ...
An election boycott that worked
In a remarkable display of unity, cutting across the ubiquitous caste divide, the 7,200 voters of Gesupur village of Bulandshahr district boycotted the 1999 Lok Sabha elections. The villagers were forced to resort to this course of action because ...
POLL THEME/WATER WOES
Unhappy flows the Nethravati in Dakshin Kannada
The recent order of the Dakshina Kannada district administration restricting farmers from drawing water from the Nethravati river for irrigation has drawn the ire of agriculturists. Observers here say that if the ground signals are anything to go ...
Mainstream parties, separatists united on key issues
For the first time in 14 years, there appears to be a convergence of ideologies and issues among the main political parties in Jammu and Kashmir. The manifestos of both the People's Democratic Party and the National Conference are in agreement on ...
A village as a metaphor of Bihar's transition
On the face of it, there is nothing special about Jiradie. It is as nondescript as any other average Bihar village. But this hamlet in Siwan district with a population of less than 5,000 has an interesting history; a story that works as a kind of ...
Much has been said about the former Prime Minister, Indira Gandhi, choosing to spell her surname the way Mahatma Gandhi spelt his to draw political mileage. The charge against her was that instead of taking to "Gandy" as her husband, Feroze ...
Q & A : H.D. Deve Gowda
'My first aim is to dislodge the Krishna Government'
'Ramachandra Veerappa, BJP Candidate, Bidar (reserved) Lok Sabha seat'
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