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Starting: Mon 02 Feb 1998 - 13:21:07 EST
Ending: Thu 26 Feb 1998 - 21:07:29 EST
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  • India Today
    • Dynastic Perks    Harinder Baweja - February 16, 1998
      • >>>It is not normal for political campaigners to be put up at Raj Bhavans during election tours. But when the VIP happens to be the Congress party's star campaigner Sonia Gandhi, the governors are only too happy to accommodate her at their official residences. Indeed, as others rough it out on their campaign trails, the lady ...
    • Playing with fire    Manoj Joshi - February 16, 1998
      • >>>On January 31, Major-general Yogesh "Yogi" Behl retired from service. He need not have, but for Defence Minister Mulayam Singh Yadav. Behl, a former chief of the Delta Force in Doda and till recently a staff officer at the strategic Northern Command of the Army, had been cleared for promotion as It-general in April 1997 ...
    • Wounds from the past    Swapan Das Gupta - February 9, 1998
      • >>>In last year's British general election, the conservative Party put out a telling advertisement. It showed a black man alongside a simple message: "Labour says he is black. We say he is British." in this season of political iftar parties and contrived pre-election apologies, it may be pertinent to consider the ...
  • Mid-Day
    • Strange timing    Rahul Singh - February 25, 1998
      • >>>There is an intriguing, full-page article in one of the national dailies of last Tuesday. I am going to make it the subject of this column, since there is a lot of explosive material in it, relevant to the ongoing election. ...
  • Newstime
  • Organiser
    • Peole will say sorry to Congress    G. Sreedathan - February 15, 1998
      • >>>"Smt Sonia Gandhi is not setting up the agenda for the BJP. The criticism that the Congress campaigner is setting up the agenda for the BJP is a creation of the Trustrated elements in the media that cannot digest the emergence of BJP as the ruling party", says Shri Venkaiah Naidu. G. Sreedathan of organiser spoke to him ...
    • BJP on the threshold of power    Ramesh Patange - February 15, 1998
      • >>>Election to the 12th Lok Sabha has brought about a radical change in the electoral responses of the parties and People to the hitherto untouchable BJP, the undisputed front-runner in the race to Parliament House. The, more people and parties align with the BJP the more shrill goes the cacophony of committed and ...
  • Sunday
    • BJP bares its fangs    Kuldip Nayar - February 16, 1998, Karachi
      • >>>So the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) has decided to blaze it out. Its ideologues make no pretence, its rhetoric is categorical. And its election manifesto does not show a bit of accommodation, which its alliance with some 12 parties was expected to reflect. Probably, the party has come to realize that even the semblance ...
    • Terms of endearment    Sharat Pradhan - February 15-21, 1998
      • >>>Muslims have been treated as a major vote-bank by all political parties in India. And in Uttar Pradesh, where caste, creed and religion have traditionally played major roles in the making and unmaking of governments, Muslim voters have been targeted by all political parties other than the Bharatiya Janata Party, whose ...
    • Visions of a Hindu India    Dina Nath Mishra - January 2-8, 1993
      • >>>Shocked by the events. in Ayodhya on 6 December last year and the subsequent political developments. both the communist parties demonstratingly came out lecturing the sangh parivar about the real Hinduism through booklets, one by Sitaram Yechury, the CPI(M) Politburo member, and another by the CPI secretary, A.B.
  • The Afternoon Despatch and Courier
    • Democratic mysteries    Editorial - February 25, 1998
      • >>>The staging of parliamentary elections in India has become a logistical marathon. At 605.3 million, the number of eligible voters far outstrips India's total population at Independence, making it necessary to stagger the voting process over five phases. Even with 4.5 million election officials and substantial ...
  • The Asian Age
    • President within his rights, say lawyers    Seema Mustafa - February 26, 1998
      • >>>In his quiet and scholarly fashion, President K.R. Narayanan has clearly decided to assert his role as the conscience-keeper of the nation. This has brought him into direct conflict with political leaders, including CPI(M) general secretary Harkishen Singh Surjeet and former Prime Minister Chandra Shekhar, who have ...
    • Curiosity? Myopia? Servility?    Arun Shourie - February 13, 1998
      • >>>onia Gandhi endeared herself to women and the youth in Udaipur today," said a gushing TV reporter, by taking up issues close to their hearts - price rise, and unemployment." In another report of the same day, she was reported to "have taken up the issue of corruption." ...
  • The Business Standard
  • The Economic Times
    • Walking (A)tall: Vajpayee mesmerises    Political Bureau - February 3, 1998
      • >>>If Sonia Gandhi has imitated Indira Gandhi's high-pitched mode of address, A B Vajpayee only reiterated the consummate artistry of oratory. The thinning crowds at Ambedkar Stadium retraced their steps into the rally ground as he rose to speak even though the star speakers were fashionably late by several hours.
    • Discreet UF    Editorial - February 3, 1998
      • >>>The manifesto of the United Front is far less inspiring than its performance in office has been. It is more compromised than the Front's Common Minimum Programme ever was. The reasons are not far to seek there is no unanimity within the coalition on the strategic vision of development to be pursued by the Front, and ...
    • Heads we win, tails you lose    Diwakar - February 1, 1998
      • >>>One cannot have his cake and eat it too, goes the saying. Its validity is universal. The Congressmen, however, seem to think otherwise. They think that they are above the limitations that lesser mortals suffer from and seem to be absolutely confident about their ability to defy everything and get away with that.
  • The Financial Express
    • Oozing nationalism    Editorial - February 5, 1998
      • >>>Editorial comment on the BJP economic policy As a statement of intent, the BJP's pre-poll economic manifesto oozes nationalism from every pore. To that extent, it will be seen as out of tune with reality. Nationalism in this age of ...
  • The Free Press Journal
    • Message of UP    Editorial - February 25, 1998
      • >>>If the horrendous events of the last couple of days in Uttar Pradesh fail to stir the collective conscience of all thinking Indians, the future of the Republic is indeed bleak. It is not necessary for anyone to pour out on the streets to protest the ugly assault against the Constitution by that evil Romesh ...
    • It is turning out to be Vajpayee - Sonia contest    A. N. Dar - February 2, 1998
      • >>>Is this turning out to be a Vajpayee-Sonia contest? Sonia Gandhi and Atal Behari Vajpayee are the two main political leaders who could release waves in this election. Take away the two from their respective parties and the election arena would be totally transformed. The parties too would shrink. The Congress without ...
    • Damning the BJP will only boomerang on Congress    M.V.Kamath - January 29, 1998
      • >>>Elections are here. In a few weeks the country will go to the polls to elect a new Lok Sabha and hopefully a new - and stable government at the centre. Several parties art in the fray, Among them are the Bharatiya Janata Party, the Congress' a host of small regional parties collectively known as the United Front and d ...
    • Does the Sphinx have it in her?    J.T. - January 19, 1998
      • >>>The shouts of joy that rent the sky when the lady of 10 Janpath finally said Yes almost made it seem as though the dying 112-yearold Congress party had suddenly become young and vibrant. It was more a comment on the party's spineless and doddering leadership that had brought the Congress almost to the point of extinction. .
  • The Hindu
    • Democracy trampled    Editorial - February 23, 1998
      • >>>BY DISMISSING THE Kalyan Singh Government and swearing in Mr. Jagadambika Pal as Chief Minister in a late-night ceremony, the Uttar Pradesh Governor, Mr. Romesh Bhandari, has trampled upon democratic conventions and misused the Governor's office for partisan ends. After Mr. Kalyan Singh had made it clear to Mr. Bhandari that he was willing ...
    • Muslims go affron in Rae Bareli    Hasan Suroor - February 12, 1998
      • >>>A visitor to Rae Bareli is immediately struck by the radical change in the Muslim mood since the last elections. Far from showing any sign of nervousness about the prospects of the BJP coming to power, as they did in the last elections, many are openly declaring their preference for it.
  • The Hindustan Times
    • It was Azad, not Kesri, behind show    S. S. Banyal) - February 23,1998
      • >>>Congress President Sitaram Kesri was having his afternoon siesta yesterday when he was abruptly woken up and told about the dismissal of Kalyan Singh Government in Uttar Pradesh. His first reaction was a blank face. Either he may not have expected the toppling of the BJP government so ...
    • Standing disgrace    Editorial - February 23,1998
      • >>>Thanks to Governor Romesh Bhandari, Uttar Pradesh has attained the state of ultimate absurdity. Never in the short history of parliamentary democracy in India had one man so comprehensively disgraced the high constitutional office of Governor in so short a time as Mr Bhandari. Article 156 of the Constitution says that Governors hold office at the ...
    • For Sunnis only    Editorial - January 19, 1998
      • >>>First the Hindus, then the Ahmediyas, then the Bengalis, and now the Shias are in danger of being ostracised in Pakistan. But for their good only, if a prominent Sunni leader is to be believed. For the safety of the Shias, he wants Pakistan to be declared a Sunni state. In an argument which may sound familiar in India, ...
  • The Indian Express
    • No escape, Mr Gujral    Editorial - February 26, 1998
      • >>>For the Prime Minister to expect Romesh Bhandari to do the decent thing and quit rather than himself straightforwardly rid the country of a man who has set new lows in Indian political life is an act of distasteful ambition. Running from a problem has long been Inder Kumar Gujral's talent, but this time the buck must ...
    • So tell us, Priyanka    Jayaditya Gupta - February 20, 1998
      • >>>It's all so much fun. And so easy. Just hitch a ride on one of those jets your mother uses, take cover behind her steely visage, lap up the adoration of the crowds and then, with flashlights popping, walk up to the mike and say a sentence or two in whatever language they speak out there.
    • The dynasty's artful dodging    Kuldip Nayar - February 17, 1998
      • >>>The polling is over in 222 constituencies covering 40 per cent of India's total electorate. There is no wave in favour of any party. Nor is there any way whereby any of the three formations the Bharatiya Janata Party, the Congress and the United Front can reach the magic figure of 273 in the 545-member Lok Sabha on on ...
    • The foreign hand worries them not    Arati R. Jerath - February 17, 1998
      • >>>If voters in the New Delhi constituency can be used as a yardstick to judge the public mood, Sonia Gandhi need not worry about her foreigner tag. With wisdom born from the collective consciousness of a race long used to assimilating outsiders, they have chosen not to hold her Italian origins against her. They are ...
    • An unfair comparison    Rajat Sharma - February 15, 1998
      • >>>If one goes entirely by media reports, the present election has become a contest between Atal Behari Vajpayee and Sonia Gandhi. But the differences between the two are striking. Vajpayee has been in public life for 50 years. Sonia hasn't ...
    • Remember nemesis    T.V.R. Shenoy - February 14, 1998
      • >>>By the grace of God and the Election Commission, the political cannons fall silent in New Delhi and 221 other constituencies on Valentine's Day. On a day dedicated to mending broken relationships, Harkishen Singh Surjeet can use the leisure to pen a valentine for 10, Janpath with a view to post-poll ...
    • Run of the mill, bar one    J. N. Dixit - February 13, 1998
      • >>>At the time of writing this, the election campaign is in its last and intense stage. The manifestos are all out. The first point of significance is that campaign speeches have no cohesive or linear correlation with what has been said in each party's manifesto. Second, while the manifestos have comparatively more substance on ...
    • Rajmata's rulebook    T.V.R. Shenoy - January 31, 1998
      • >>>ou can fool all of the people some of the time," Abraham Lincoln mused, "and you can fool some of the people all of the time. But you can't fool all of the people all of the time." Sonia Gandhi should be content if she succeeds in fooling all of ...
  • The Mid-day
  • The Navhind Times
  • The Observer
    • BJP is against Hindus too: Jyoti Basu    Sankar Ray - February 19, 1998
      • >>>West Bengal Chief Minister Jyoti Basu in his first election campaign meeting in Murshidabad district here on Wednesday branded the Bharatiya Janata Party as "basically against the Hindus too, not Muslims only." The party talks of Hindutva, but work against Hinduism, he said.
    • A mendacious campaign    Dina Nath Mishra - February 12, 1998
      • >>>Sonia Gandhi started the Congress campaign about a month back. The drum-beaters of Sonia Gandhi include not only Congressmen, but the whole range of 'Stop BJP brigade'. Even Leftists are happy to think that Sonia would stop BJP's march to power. All the anti-BJP forces are praying for a hung Parliament m this ...
    • Making its mark in the south    Dina Nath Mishra - February 5, 19980
      • >>>In the fourth general election, when the Congress lost substantial ground to its opponents in the north, it retained its hold over the south. Even in the sixth general election in 1977, when the entire north India was lost to Janata Party and both Indira Gandhi and Sanjay Gandhi were defeated, the Congress hold ...
    • Muslims safe under the BJP fold    Firoz Bakht Ahmed - January 3, 1998
      • >>>Being the grandson of Maulana Abulkalam Azad, I greatly feel aggrieved at the political fluidity and quagmire this great country has, of late" been thrown into by the pseudo-secularist Congress. What is still more ironic and tragic is the fact that at a time when Indians are basking in the glory of their 50th ...
  • The Pioneer
    • Defeat this conspiracy    Chandan Mitra/New Delhi - Feb 22, 1998
      • >>>This is undoubtedly the darkest hour in the history of the cradle of Indian civilisation, Uttar Pradesh. The State has been witness to the systematic devaluation of every norm of civilised behaviour in politics over the last decade, but what ...
    • A duo's anti-republican roadshow    Sudheendra Kulkarni - February 6, 1998
      • >>>Does the Congress party have the right anymore to observe Republic Day? The question may sound outlandish. After all, who can deny that the Congress made the maximum contribution not only to the struggle for India's freedom but also in the endeavour to give this ancient nation a republican Constitution? Almost all ...
  • The Statesman
    • Sonia's politics - III    A G Noorani - January 31, 1998
      • >>>Sonia Gandhi herself did not do too badly in Sanjay's Maruti, as justice A C Gupta's Report shows (pp 76 and 81). By a formal agreement dated 26 February 1973 between her 'and Maruti Technical Services Private Ltd, she was appointed its Managing Director, with Sanjay as its only other Director, for five years ...
    • Sonia's politics - I    A G Noorani - January 29, 1998
      • >>>Khoob purdah hai ke chilman se lage baithey hain/ Saaf chupte bhi nahin, saamne aate bhi nahin (A strange purda is it that you cling to the blind/ Neither concealing yourself fully, nor appearing in the open). The couplet belongs to the genius of Daagh; the magic of Begum Akhtar's voice made it immortal. It is ...
    • Sonia's politics - II    A G Noorani - January 30, 1998
      • >>>V P Singh became P M on December 2, 1989. On December 30 he made a definitive statement quoting from the records. On 22 January 1990 the CBI filed the FIR. Only four days later a Geneva court froze six bank accounts and a Zurich court froze the AES account by 30 April 1990 the Courts had received all the documents. If, ...
  • The Sunday Observer
  • The Times of India
    • Jinnah revisited    M D Nalpat - February 26, 1998
      • >>>Sometimes, the nature of the fight so destroys the prize that it is not worth winning. Several prosperous businesses have been ruined by litigation, leaving the "victor" only a shell. While elections are, by their nature, contests, there are limits beyond which a healthy campaign should not go. The style and substance ...
    • What the President can do    H K Dua - February 25, 1998
      • >>>The current Lok Sabha election is unlikely to decisively resolve the political situation in the country. Although the third phase of polling involving around 140 constituencies is yet to take place, reports from different parts of the country, various opinion polls and private assessments of political parties ...
    • Muslims must not Shun the BJP    Prakash Nanda - February 18, 1998
      • >>>They live in four different regions, but G A Munshi of Surat, Syed Jani Mirza of Calcutta, Din Mohammad Cheetah of Srinagar and Bashir Ahmed Syed of Hyderabad share one thing in common. They may not even know each other; but, going by press-reports, all the four have, for the first time, decided to vote for the BJP in ...
    • Dynasty vs democracy    H K Dua - February 13, 1998
      • >>>The Congress party has done a great disservice to the country and itself by asking Mrs Sonia Gandhi to lead its election campaign. The nation which has fought for over 100 years to win freedom and savoured it for 50 years is unlikely to forgive it for what it has done in its desperation to come back to power. Not only the ...
    • Secularism, India style    Cho S Ramaswamy - February 6, 1998
      • >>>As a citizen of India, I am terribly agitated. The Marxists warn me that the nation is facing the risk of turning communal. Sonia Gandhi reminds me about the secular traditions of this country and alerts me to the dangerous prospect of seeing it wrecked. All the regional, district and municipal parties owing allegiance to ...
    • Modernising the Mindset    Murli Manohar Joshi - February 2, 1998
      • >>>In recent times, the Bharatiya Janata Party has been accused of throwing principles to the wind in order to win allies. We have certainly not done anything of the sort, but we found ourselves in a situation where the more we played by the rules, the more others were violating them. During the Mahabharat war, the ...
    • Greek gift for BJP    Editorial - February 2, 1998
      • >>>The ISI has stamped its approval on the BJP - no, not the Indian Standards Institution which certifies products for quality, but the Pakistan-based Inter-Services Intelligence which is behind much of our misery in Kashmir and elsewhere. A recent article by a retired director-general of the organisation, general Asad ...
  • The Week
    • Building spree    Tapash Ganguly - February 15, 1998
      • >>>Few centenarians will be in such a robust state. The Al-MahadusSalafi mosque at Lalgola, a small town in Murshidabad district near the Bangladesh border, conceals its age thanks to the facelift it got when the madrasa, the mosque's centre for Islamic studies, added two sprawling wings recently. ly.

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