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

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General Elections 1996 in Bihar-Politics, Administrative Atrophy and Anarchy

General Elections 1996 in Bihar Politics, Administrative Atrophy and Anarchy Walter Hauser The trends in the October 1996 by-elections in Bihar appear to confirm the results of the Lok Sabha election of April and May 1996 in the state. The Janata Dal (JD) is under political and electoral stress while the BJP and the Samata Party alliance is emerging as the largest beneficiary. The JD in Bihar is a victim of organisational weakness as a party and its near-total reliance on the person and career of Laloo Prasad Yadav.

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