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Grass Roots Political Process Atraulia Constituency V B Singh This analysis of the electoral process in Atraulia constituency in Uttar Pradesh during the 1993 assembly elections brings to the fore the fact that the institution of the party at the constituency level and below has become almost non-existent. The candidates, by and large, recruit campaign workers and mobilise votes on their own. Simultaneously, caste has become the most important basis for enlisting political support, followed by factors like work relationship and personal connections.

Dimensions of Party System Change-Case of Madhya Pradesh

Case of Madhya Pradesh Bashiruddin Ahmed V B Singh Is the revival of one-party dominance, soon after its apparent break-down in 1967, due to a major realignment of support for different parties in the system or is it a reflection of "structural consolidation', or both? Or is this revival a result of the operation of some other processes? To what extent have the various processes, jointly or separately, changed the party system? What further changes are they likely to bring about in its mechanics and,'or its format in the foreseeable future?

Changing Pattern of Inter-Party Competition

in Uttar Pradesh An Analysis of the 1974 Election V B Singh Though many political parties suffered a decline in their share of votes in the Uttar Pradesh election earlier this year, they registered substantial increases in their share of seats in the Assembly. The one to benefit most from this electoral phenomenon was, of course, the ruling party. This has caused serious concern about the 'unrepresentativeness' of our electoral system. The widening gap between electoral wishes and poll results has visibly increased with this election.

Party Fortunes in the UP Election-The Case of Azamgarh

An attempt has been made here to review the pre-election scene in Azamgarh district of Uttar Pradesh. The purpose is to construct different scenarios of the probable election results on the basis of electoral trends over time, to assess strengths and weaknesses of different parties and to examine changes in voter alignments and attitudes and their implications for party support.

Jan Sangh in Uttar Pradesh-Fluctuating Fortunes and Uncertain Future

Fluctuating Fortunes and Uncertain Future V B Singh In Uttar Pradesh the main beneficiary of the 1967 Congress Party upset was the Jan Sough which emerged as a major party with a doubling of seats from 49 in 1962 to 98 in 1967. Its votes, too, went up by more than 30 per cent over the 1962 election. Consequently, the party activists as well as the general electorate started building up expectations that the Jan Sangh may soon provide a viable alternative to the Congress Party in the State, However, in the 1969 mid-term poll the Jan Sangh suffered a serious and sudden setback which raised doubts about its appeal and popularity, and its organisational base in the State This paper attempts to investigate and highlight some of the salient factors that led to the rapid growth of the Jan Sangh in UP till 1967 and Us steep decline in 1969.

A Model for African Development

A Model for African Development V B Singh Industry in Africa by A F Ewing; Oxford University Press, London, 1968; xv + 189, price 30 shillings.
WITH a foreword by Robert Gardiner, Executive Secretary, UN Economic Commission for Africa, the book makes out an excellent case for the industrialisation of Africa in the perspective of broadly reaching the present levels of economic development of Western Europe by the end of this century. This would require Africa to double her agricultural output and multiply her industrial output per capita by 25.

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