• Short Summary

    THE PEOPLE OF HARYANA STATE - UNDER DIRECT PRESIDENTIAL RULE SINCE LAST NOVEMBER - STARTED VOTING YESTERDAY (SUNDAY) FOR A NEW STATE GOVERNMENT IN THE FIRST INDIAN POLL SINCE LAST YEAR'S GENERAL ELECTION.

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    THE PEOPLE OF HARYANA STATE - UNDER DIRECT PRESIDENTIAL RULE SINCE LAST NOVEMBER - STARTED VOTING YESTERDAY (SUNDAY) FOR A NEW STATE GOVERNMENT IN THE FIRST INDIAN POLL SINCE LAST YEAR'S GENERAL ELECTION.

    LAST YEAR THE RULING CONGRESS PARTY - WHICH SUFFERED GREAT REVERSES AT THE POLLS - MANAGED TO WIN HARYANA WITH A SEVEN SEAT MAJORITY, BUT THE STATE GOVERNMENT COLLAPSED AFTER 12 DAYS WHEN 13 MEMBERS DEFECTED TO THE OPPOSITION.

    A COALITION GOVERNMENT WAS THEN FORMED BY COLLAPSED IN ITS TURN THROUGH DEFECTIONS. PRESIDENT ZAKIR HUSAIN TOOK OVER DIRECT ADMINISTRATION OF THE STATE AND DISSOLVED THE 81-SEAT STATE ASSEMBLY.

    FIRST INDICATIONS YESTERDAY WERE THAT ONLY 60 TO 65 PER CENT OF THE 2,280,000 VOTERS IN THE STATE HAD GONE TO THE POLLS IN THE FIERCE 100-DEGREE FAHRENHEIT (38 CENTIGRADE) HEAT.

    IN TOWNS THE POLLING FIGURE WAS SLIGHTLY HIGHER THAN IN THE RURAL DISTRICTS WHERE FARMERS WERE BUSY HARVESTING.

    THE RESULT IN HARYANA, DUE ON WEDNESDAY NIGHT (15 MAY), IS EXPECTED TO BE A GOOD INDICATION CHANCES IN THE MUCH LARGER STATES OF WEST BENGAL AND UTTAR PRADESH, WHICH VOTE FOR NEW STATE GOVERNMENTS LATER THIS YEAR.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA7SLOH5IP5EPJSCAXWVLWDJ3YL
    Media URN:
    VLVA7SLOH5IP5EPJSCAXWVLWDJ3YL
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    13/05/1968
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:28:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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