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Mahendra Karma

Karma, has worked with the tribals in the Bastar region of the state and has represented them for a long time. He was born May 19, 1958 at Fareshpal and has a post graduate degree in Arts.

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Published on Oct 13, 2003 03:16 PM IST
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With an eye on poll, Govt amends OBC list

Apparently with an eye on the coming polls, the Centre on June 5 decided to include certain new castes and communities in central list of other backward classes in various states including Delhi, Rajasthan and Andhra Pradesh and Karnataka.

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Published on Oct 13, 2003 03:16 PM IST
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Ajit Jogi

Ajit Jogi, a senior Cong leader and spokesperson of Congress was elected as first Chief Minister of Chhattisgarh state.

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Updated on Oct 16, 2003 07:53 PM IST
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Ramchandra Singhdeo

A very senior and seasoned politician, Ramchandra Singhdeo has been the first finance minister of Chhattisgarh state.

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Published on Oct 13, 2003 03:16 PM IST
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Electoral System in India

India is a constitutional democracy with a parliamentary system of government, and at the heart of the system is a commitment to hold regular, free and fair elections.

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Published on Oct 13, 2003 03:16 PM IST
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Hajarilal Raghuvanshi

Born on July, 30, 1930 at village Chatarkheda in Hoshangabad district. A Matriculate, he is active in politics since 1947. A farmer by profession, he has held various offices in Gram Panchayat, Mandal.

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Updated on Oct 16, 2003 07:54 PM IST
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Jamuna Devi

A seasoned politician of Madhya Pradesh, Jamuna Devi is seen as a rebel within the Congress, who has her own views on vital issues.

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Updated on Oct 16, 2003 07:54 PM IST
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History of Mizoram

The origin of the Mizos, like those of many other tribes in the North Eastern India is shrouded in mystery.

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Published on Oct 13, 2003 03:16 PM IST
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Parasram Maderna

A seasoned politician, Parasram Maderna is one of the oldest members of Rajasthan assembly. He has been elected to Rajasthan assembly for a record nine times ever since being elected for the first time (1957-1962).

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Updated on Oct 14, 2003 12:00 PM IST
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Chronology of major NE terror strikes

Following is the chronology of major terrorist strikes in Northeast since 1995 in reverse order.

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Updated on Jan 27, 2005 04:55 PM IST
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Cong poll survey: Uphill task in R'sthan, MP

A survey by the Congress indicates the party faces an uphill task in Rajasthan and Madhya Pradesh. Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot trails BJP leader Vasundhara Raje Scindia in popularity.

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Updated on Oct 16, 2003 07:55 PM IST
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Digvijay Singh

Digvijay Singh was born on February 28, 1947 in the royal family of Raghogarh principality, presently in Guna district of Madhya Pradesh.

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Updated on Oct 16, 2003 07:54 PM IST
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Nandkumar Sai

Recognised as an able tribal leader, former chief of Bharatiya Janta Party?s Madhya Pradesh unit Nandkumar Sai, is the Leader of Opposition in Chhattisgarh assembly.

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Published on Oct 13, 2003 03:16 PM IST
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Assembly Polls- History

While Congress has ruled Delhi for most of the time, BJP too has been successful on quite a few occasions.

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Updated on Oct 16, 2003 07:54 PM IST
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VC Shukla

Veteran politician Vidya Charan Shukla, who has changed many parties, is one of most towering politicians in Chhattisgarh. He is still remembered for his close association with former prime minister Indira Gandhi.

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Amitesh Shukla

Amitesh is the son of former chief minister of Madhya Pradesh and senior Congress leader Shyama Charan Shukla. Born in 1957 he completed his B.Com, M.A and LLB before joining politics.

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Published on Oct 13, 2003 03:16 PM IST
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Chronology of Lok Sabha elections (1952-1999)

India, which will hold its 14th general elections to choose a new Lok Sabha, has 543 constituencies compared with 489 in its first parliamentary polls as an independent nation in 1951-52.

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Published on Oct 13, 2003 03:16 PM IST
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Babarpur

Babarpur assembly seat in East Delhi is drawing a lot of attention this time in view of speculations that many senior Congress leaders want to contest from here despite the BJP having won it in 1993 and 1998.

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Lalthanhawla

A two-time chief minister Lalthanhawla is regarded as one of the tallest leaders of Mizoram.

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Kota

Kota, a low profile rural town in Bilaspur district is known as the place that ignited the demand for a separate Chhattisgarh state.

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Raipur Town

Raipur, the nerve centre of politics in the Chhattisgarh region, was once considered to be Congress stronghold till it fell to the Opposition for the first time during the Janata wave in 1977.

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Published on Oct 13, 2003 03:16 PM IST
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Churhat

Churhat is still dear for the Congress Working Committee member Arjun Singh as his son Ajay Singh "Rahul", a minister in Digvijay Singh cabinet will be seeking re-election from here.

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Dantewada

Dantewada is one constituency in the tribal region where the population has voted against the Congress right from 1967.

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Devendra Singh

He held the position of Sarpanch for a record 12 years from 1952. Later he went on to become the Pradhan of Panchayat Samiti, Kotri.

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Updated on Oct 14, 2003 12:00 PM IST
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Poll Speak

"Sonia Gandhi plans to turn India into a Christian country... Christians under Sonia's patronage have become chief ministers of Kerala and Chhattisgarh..." (Uma Bharti)

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Published on Oct 13, 2003 03:16 PM IST
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Mahesh Joshi

Just a first time MLA in Rajasthan, Mahesh Joshi's organisational skills saw him elected to the post of deputy chief whip of Congress' Rajasthan Legislature Party.

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Updated on Oct 16, 2003 07:54 PM IST
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No tie-up with BSP, says Jogi

Chhattisgarh Chief Minister has ruled out an electoral alliance with the BSP, projected the BJP, his main rival, as of no consequence and dismissed the VC Shukla-led NCP in the state as virtually non-existent.

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Published on Oct 13, 2003 03:16 PM IST
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Indrajit Kumar

Senior Congress leader and minister Indrajit Kumar is known as a high profile politician with futuristic outlook.

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Updated on Oct 16, 2003 07:54 PM IST
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Urmila Singh

The calm and quite Urmila Singh has been regarded as one of 'very good' Congress leaders from among the desciples of Congrss veteran Arjun Singh.

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Updated on Oct 16, 2003 07:54 PM IST
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Mizoram: NE's most peaceful state

Mizoram too has provisions for three autonomous district councils, two of them representing people who are ethnically not different from the majority Lushai.

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Updated on Jan 27, 2005 04:54 PM IST
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