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Poll Participation Slump

reached too extensive proportions, even the Labour Bureaux, the administrative organs responsible for labour control, had to fall back on the policy of encouraging small enterprises to increase employment outside the public sector, Howe implies that the more intensive controls established in 1957 combined with the elimination of the last vestiges of capitalism in 1958 have removed the basic contradiction obstructing effective implementation of the Government's employment strategy. However, the detailed study ends in 1957 for lack of available information and the final chapter presents a set of optimistic spe culations on the course of events since 1958 ' that ignore Howe's earlier warnings to avoid the temptation of accepting policy statements and administrative measures as parts of a coherent plan. The question of what has happened to employment in China since 1958 is not answered in this book.

Fluctuating Voter Loyalties-Budhlada Assembly Constituency in 1969

Fluctuating Voter Loyalties Budhlada Assembly Constituency in 1969 R Chandidas This article is an attempt to find a consistent pattern in the distribution of votes among the parties in the 1967 and 1969 elections in Budhlada Assembly constituency, which is part of a socio-economically diverse region and has never had very constant voter loyalties. Over a period of 19 years, Budhlada voters have exercised their franchise eight times

How Close to Equality Are Scheduled Castes

After two decades of special concessions to bring them on par with the general population., Scheduled Castes remain at the rear end of development. While the caste system prolongs their handicaps, such pro- tective legislation against it as there has been touches only the untouchability aspect

Changing Geography of Representation-Parliamentary Constituencies from 1951 to 1966

Parliamentary Constituencies from 1951 to 1966 R Chandidas The principle of uniformity of size of electoral districts was accepted by the Constituent Assembly and the Constitution fixed maximum and minimum limits. However, the population explosion after Independence made it difficult to stick to them and the limits initially fixed by the Constitution-makers were dropped in 1953 and 1956 by amendment of Article 81 of the Constitution.

Quick, but Not Accurate Enough

Quick, but Not Accurate Enough R Chandidas Report on the Fourth General Elections in India, Volume II (Statistical), Election Commission; Manager of Publications, Government of India, 1967.

Fourth General Election in Madhya Pradesh-A Reply

A Reply WHILE commenting on my paper, W H Morris-Jones and Biplab Das pp 178-80) have raised some issues which I feel should be discussed.
They have pointed out that my discussion of electoral performance based on regional differences in Madhya Pradesh is exaggerated. 1 am afraid I cannot subscribe to this view. I toured extensively ail the three regions of MP at the time of the delimitation of constituencies for 1967 elections, it was my observation then that most of the cases for delimitation of territorial constituencies were pleaded on strictly regional lines. This held true both for objections to adding some area of the other region to a constituency being carved out from their region and Wee versa. The intensity of regional feelings can be realised from the fact that even election campaigns were geared to these regional considerations. The Jan Sangh in its 1967 election campaign accused the Congress of giving a privileged treatment to the Mahakoshal region and ignoring the Madhya Bharat region. This was made an election issue in the 1967 party campaign, too. Another important point which must be stressed is that the important Congress leaders (ministers), won (all the seats in Mahakoshal by wide margins (except in one district), no seat in Madhya Bharat-Bhopal (lost all by wide margins), and only one seat in Vindhya Pradesh (by a narrow margin) [see Table 1]. It seems that regional loyalty is an essential characteristic of MP politics.

Electoral Adjudication in India

Electoral Adjudication in India R Chandidas A competent civil service ensures free and fair conduct of elections, a trusted judiciary provides a check over the functioning of the former, and a strong public opinion, expressed either directly or through the legislature or both, affords a double check on the civil service as well as the judiciary. The spate of election petitions complaining of irregularities shows that partisan considerations lead the contestants to indulge in malpractices. It, therefore, devolves upon the agencies responsible for electoral adjudication to restore the confidence of the electorate in the elections by quickly disposing of the election petitions in a manner which guarantees fair play and justice.

The Fourth General Elections-Madhya Pradesh A Case Study

Madhya Pradesh: A Case Study R Chandidas The analysis attempted here of the results of the 1967 elections to the State Assembly brings out three features of politics in Madhya Pradesh.

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