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Uttaranchal : Story behind Marginal Differences

The outcomes of the 2002 assembly and 2004 Lok Sabha elections have emphasised the close nature of the electoral contest in the state and the predominance of the Congress and BJP as the two main contenders for political power. Nevertheless, it may be too early to conclude that Uttaranchal is heading for a two-party political system, given the substantial chunk of votes cornered by other parties. A third force in the shape of the BSP or SP is likely to remain active in the state.
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