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Karnataka Elections: Spoils of Fragmentation

Has party fragmentation in the past affected the electoral performance of the three big players in Karnataka? If data indicates that the BJP tends not to be affected by fragmentation, will it be different this time, with one of the two break-away factions in the electrol arena being yanked from its organisation?

Andhra Pradesh: Why Women Did Not Vote for TDP

Examining the manner in which a particularly well publicised microcredit programme for women, Velugu, was run and the distribution of benefits it yielded may indicate if indeed the defeat of the Telugu Desam Party was a vote against World Bank-led development programmes or for more of them.

Andhra Pradesh: Janmabhoomi Meetings in Two Villages

The Janmabhoomi programme launched in 1997 envisaged direct involvement of the people in development programmes and included widely publicised meetings between the bureaucracy, political leaders, functionaries and the people. The 19th round of Janmabhoomi meetings was held in July. What goes on during these public meetings meant to be participatory in a decentralised setting?
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