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Hisar Elections

The outcome of a bye-election cannot become an indicator of either a loss or gain in the popular standing of a political party (“The Hisar Bye-elections: Myth and Reality”, EPW, 12 November 2011). Quantifying this with the number of polled votes and with socially gathered impressions can prove erroneous.

The outcome of a bye-election cannot become an indicator of either a loss or gain in the popular standing of a political party (“The Hisar Bye-elections: Myth and Reality”, EPW, 12 November 2011). Quantifying this with the number of polled votes and with socially gathered impressions can prove erroneous.

It is well known that many social, political, economic, psychological, national and even international concerns are major deciding factors during an election which mobilises people in large numbers. By persistently stic king to a hackneyed reading of political behaviour and attempting to co-relate the outcome with the factional, parochial and religious or caste factors, an analyst can go wrong.

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