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Gap between phases can influence poll results: Naveen Surpaneni

Long gap between first and last phase of LS polls can significantly influence results, MDRA executive director tells Saif Shahin.

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Published on Apr 02, 2004 01:06 PM IST
PTI | BySaif Shahin (HindustanTimes.com), New Delhi

"Not with BJP again"

The RLD leader says he made a mistake by aligning with the BJP.

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Updated on Apr 06, 2004 07:23 PM IST
PTI | BySanjay Kumar (HindustanTimes.com), New Delhi

Does existence of serve any purpose

Does existence of serve any purpose. It is possible to argue that even the party?s birth arose out of a misplaced confidence in its potential strength.

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Updated on Apr 04, 2004 02:54 PM IST
PTI | Byhindustantimes.com, New Delhi

'NDA all set for a sweep'

An ORG-MARG survey gives NDA 330 to 340 seats in 545-member house.

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Updated on Apr 03, 2004 02:09 PM IST
PTI | Byhindustantimes.com, New Delhi

Sangma writes new political script

From an upright Speaker and media darling to an scheming politician, it's been a long journey for Sangma.

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Updated on Apr 17, 2004 08:38 PM IST
PTI | Byhindustantimes.com, New Delhi

Tura: The backyard of PA Sangma

The Tura constituency in Meghalaya has been an impregnable bastion of 'Mr Clean' of Indian politics -- Purno A Sangma irrespective of his switching parties for decades.

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Updated on Apr 03, 2004 01:50 PM IST
PTI | Byhindustantimes.com, New Delhi

Bhupen Hazarika

The 'Bard of Assam' has started a new innings of his life at 78 -- as a saffron politician.

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Updated on Apr 20, 2004 04:23 PM IST
PTI | Byhindustantimes.com, New Delhi

Sharad Pawar

'There are no permanent friends and foes in politics'. Come elections and this saying is proved right by politicians in plenty. Sharad Pawar is one of them this time around.

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Updated on Apr 26, 2004 12:05 PM IST
PTI | Byhindustantimes.com, New Delhi

Ram Naik

Among the more low profile members of the government, Ram Naik took over as a Cabinet minister (Petroleum and Natural Gas) when the BJP came to power in October 1999. Before that, he was a Minister of State for Railways (independent charge), Home Affairs and Planning & Programme Implementation.

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Updated on Apr 08, 2004 01:26 PM IST
PTI | Byhindustantimes.com, New Delhi

Shahabuddin

Mohammed Shahabuddin, of the Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD), is a Member of Parliament from Siwan parliamentary constituency of Bihar.

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Updated on Apr 13, 2004 05:09 PM IST
PTI | Byhindustantimes.com, New Delhi

Ramvilas Paswan

Ramvilas Paswan of the Lok Jan Shakti party is a Member of Parliament from Hajipur parliamentary constituency of Bihar. Paswan's name had figured in the Guinness Book of World Record for winning the parliamentary election with the highest number of votes.

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Updated on Apr 03, 2004 11:15 AM IST
PTI | Byhindustantimes.com, New Delhi

Shahnawaz Hussain

Syed Shahnawaz Hussain, of the Bhartiya Janata Party, is Member of Parliament from the Kishanganj parliamentary constituency of Bihar.

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Updated on May 05, 2004 03:46 PM IST
PTI | Byhindustantimes.com, New Delhi

Laloo Yadav

MA in Political Science from Patna University, Laloo Prasad Yadav is a Rajya Sabha member and president of the ruling Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD).

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Updated on May 05, 2004 10:47 AM IST
PTI | Byhindustantimes.com, New Delhi

Shatrughan Sinha

Shatrughan Sinha, of the Bharatiya Janata Party, is a Rajya Sabha member from Bihar. Coming from a family comprising reputed doctors, the tinsel personality and the man at the helm of the country's politics has made it amply clear that he is there for more than just the glamour.

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Updated on Apr 16, 2004 06:10 PM IST
PTI | Byhindustantimes.com, New Delhi

Govinda banks on star status against Ram Naik

Comedy star Govinda Ahuja, who has acted in 60 films in 18 years, has now joined active politics as Congress candidate from Bombay North, a bastion of Petroleum Minister Ram Naik.

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Updated on Apr 03, 2004 11:15 AM IST
PTI | Byhindustantimes.com, New Delhi

Uma?s brother evades Congress

Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Uma Bharti's brother Swamy Prasad Lodhi evaded the Congress for the second time on Sunday by not turning up for his induction into the party.

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Updated on Apr 03, 2004 12:27 PM IST
PTI | Byhindustantimes.com, Bhopal

Poll pot: Cong picks holes in survey

Reacting to the NDTV-Indian Express survey which gave the BJP-NDA a clear majority, the Congress said on Sunday that it may approach the EC to frame norms on poll surveys.

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Updated on Apr 03, 2004 12:27 PM IST
PTI | Byhindustantimes.com, New Delhi

Amarinder Singh

The chief minister of Punjab for two years now, Captain Amarinder Singh has been known for his quick rise through political ranks, his loud rows with opposition members and SGPC office-bearers, and his sharp differences with senior state-level leaders within his own party.

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Updated on Apr 08, 2004 05:40 PM IST
PTI | Byhindustantimes.com, New Delhi

NAGPUR -- A traditional Cong bastion under RSS threat

A traditional Congress seat and the cradle of Vidarbha politics for decades, Nagpur constituency offers a keen contest this time in view of the demand of separate Vidarbha state hotting up in both the Congress and BJP camps.

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Updated on Apr 03, 2004 02:09 PM IST
PTI | Byhindustantimes.com, New Delhi

BASTAR -- The cradle of tribal politics in Chhattisgarh

In spite of 70% of its electors being illiterate, the Scheduled Tribe Constituency of Bastar in Chhattisgarh is dubbed as the cradle of Tribal politics where the voters have constantly defied the boycott threats of Naxalites.

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Published on Mar 27, 2004 01:34 PM IST
PTI | Byhindustantimes.com, New Delhi

FARIDABAD

Once represented by Maulana Abul Kalam Azad, the BJP has been winning the seat since 1996, thanks to the polarisation of the votes.

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Updated on Apr 04, 2004 03:28 PM IST
PTI | Byhindustantimes.com, New Delhi

LUDHIANA

Ludhiana is one of the few seats in Punjab where Akali Dal has been winning on and off right from first polls in 1952.

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Updated on Apr 03, 2004 02:09 PM IST
PTI | Byhindustantimes.com, New Delhi

SIVAKASI

The firecracker city of Tamil Nadu, Sivakasi is politically more known as the parliamentary seat of Vaiko.

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Updated on Apr 04, 2004 03:40 PM IST
PTI | Byhindustantimes.com, New Delhi

SECUNDERABAD

One of the safest seat of Congress till 1991, is now a prestige issue of BJP and Union Minister Bandaru Dattatreya.

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Updated on Apr 04, 2004 03:39 PM IST
PTI | Byhindustantimes.com, New Delhi

PILIBHIT

Pilibhit has emerged as a Sanjay Gandhi-family stronghold over last decade. And Maneka is in the fray here, but with a difference.

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Updated on Apr 04, 2004 03:35 PM IST
PTI | Byhindustantimes.com, New Delhi

LAKSHADWEEP -- PM Sayeed to seek record 11th win

The smallest Lok Sabha constituency known more for Congress stalwart and Deputy Speaker PM Sayeed, who has represented it in Lok Sabha for decades, Lakshadweep consists of 27 islands in Arabian Sea off Kerala coast.

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Updated on Apr 03, 2004 02:09 PM IST
PTI | Byhindustantimes.com, New Delhi

PATNA

Patna constituency has emerged as a stronghold of BJP's CP Thakur over the last few elections.

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Updated on Apr 19, 2004 02:24 PM IST
PTI | Byhindustantimes.com, New Delhi

MYSORE

A stronghold of Congress since 1952, Mysore constituency is one of the most prestigious ones in the southern battle of ballot.

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Updated on Apr 04, 2004 03:39 PM IST
PTI | Byhindustantimes.com, New Delhi

MADRAS CENTRAL

Murasoli Maran's son has stepped into his father's shoes and is striking an emotional chord among the voters.

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Updated on Apr 04, 2004 03:38 PM IST
PTI | Byhindustantimes.com, New Delhi

MADHEPURA

Once again in the limelight with Laloo announcing to contest from here, the Madhepura will maintain its high-profile stature in this election too.

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Updated on Apr 04, 2004 03:27 PM IST
PTI | Byhindustantimes.com, New Delhi
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