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

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FOREIGN TRADE-Uneasy Portents

Congress Decline Continues MAHARASHTRA was one state where the Congress was not expected to do badly. But the unexpected has happened. The Congress, which had won 38 seats in the 1991 Lok Sabha polls, has tumbled to a mere 15, Its share of the vote has dipped from 48 per cent to 35 per cent. The Shiv Sena-BJP alliance has improved its vote share and even overtaken the Congress by securing 37 per cent of the votes. The third contender in the state, the Purogami Lokshahi Morcha(PLM), though it did not win any seat, secured 24 per cent of the votes, indicating its not inconsiderable social-political base.

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