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BHOPAL-Clearer Picture of Damage, at Last

gress(I) 24 of the 25 seats it contested. As in the past, the AIADMK-Congress(I) alliance proved, too formidable for the DMK. In 13 constituencies, the AIADMK and Congress(l) candidates won with margins of over two lakh votes. What is worse, the three parliamentary seats in Madras city, which is stitl considered as the pocket borough of the DMK, went to the AIADMK-Congress(l) combine. Surprisingly, in all the 18 assembly segments in Madras city, the DMK polled less votes than during the January 1989 assembly election.

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