ISSN (Print) - 0012-9976 | ISSN (Online) - 2349-8846

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Elections 1999 - Bihar : Too Hasty a Requiem for Laloo Yadav

A closer scrutiny of election results in Bihar reveals that RJD's defeat was prompted more by alliance arithmetic forged by the BJPSamata- JD(U) combine than by dynamics of politics. Small and marginal shifts on the ground and a higher degree of 'unity' among rivals of Laloo Yadav, led to the RJD's debacle. Nevertheless, the erosion in the intensity of support for Laloo Yadav is quite palpable and should worry Laloo Yadav the most in the coming assembly election.

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