ISSN (Print) - 0012-9976 | ISSN (Online) - 2349-8846
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The Hisar Bye-elections: Myth and Reality

Caste polarisation - a retrograde development in Haryana politics - and negative perceptions of the Congress government's governance in the state were the key reasons for the defeat of the ruling party candidate in the recently held parliamentary bye-elections in Hisar in October 2011. Unlike what the electronic media projected it to be, the much touted anti-corruption issue and the Anna Hazare campaign were barely relevant factors.

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