• Short Summary

    POLLING BEGAN YESTERDAY (5 FEBRUARY) IN 150 OF THE 425 CONSTITUENCIES OF UTTAR PRADESH, THE FIRST OF FIVE NORTH AND EAST INDIAN STATES WHICH ARE TO CHOOSE NEW LEGISLATURES DURING THE NEXT FORTNIGHT.

  • Description

    POLLING BEGAN YESTERDAY (5 FEBRUARY) IN 150 OF THE 425 CONSTITUENCIES OF UTTAR PRADESH, THE FIRST OF FIVE NORTH AND EAST INDIAN STATES WHICH ARE TO CHOOSE NEW LEGISLATURES DURING THE NEXT FORTNIGHT.

    ONE CONSTITUENCY ATTRACTING PARTICULAR ATTENTION IS CHAPPRAULI IN THE MEERUT DISTRICT WHERE MR. CHARAN SINGH, FORMER CHIEF MINISTER AND BHARTIYA KRANTI DAL LEADER, IS SEEKING ELECTION TO THE STATE ASSEMBLY.

    THE OTHER FOUR STATES POLLING ARE BIHAR, WEST BENGAL PUNJAB AND NAGALAND WHICH IS THE ONLY ONE OF THE FIVE NOT UNDER DIRECT PRESIDENTIAL RULE DURING THE LAST MONTHS FOLLOWING POLITICAL INSTABILITY AFTER THE 1967 GENERAL ELECTIONS. THE FIVE STATES HAVE A COMBINED ELECTORATE OF ABOUT 95-MILLION.

    POLLING WILL CONTINUE OVER THE NEXT FEW DAYS AND RESULTS ARE EXPECTED FROM 10 FEBRUARY. AN ALL-OUT EFFORT TO WIN CONTROL OF THE STATE LEGISLATURES IS BEING MADE BY PRIME MINISTER INDIRA GANDHI'S CONGRESS PARTY BUT OPPOSITION PARTIES, WHO KNOW THEY CANNOT ALONE DEFEAT THE CONGRESS HAVE COMBINED IN UNITED FRONTS.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA2G6V2DHUJ414215G9LOAMGGWK
    Media URN:
    VLVA2G6V2DHUJ414215G9LOAMGGWK
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    06/02/1969
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:30:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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