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Farm Reforms, Protests and By-election in Haryana

The central agricultural reforms have emerged as a new factor that played a vital role in the recently held by-election in a Haryana assembly constituency. Due to opposition from farmers and political parties to the so-called new farm reforms, the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party and Jannayak Janta Party coalition has remarkably lost its vote share and an opportunity to win a rural constituency by-election. The Indian National Congress has become a major beneficiary of opposition to central new farm legislation in Haryana.

Jammu By-election: Losers All

It is interesting that although the BJP and the Congress have alleged malpractice in the recently held by-elections in Jammu- Poonch, neither has sought to initiate a politico-legal battle. In any case this allegation alone, even if true, cannot explain the outcome.

Tamil Nadu : Send Her Victorious

As the mass euphoria over Jayalalitha's by-election victory and resumption of chief ministership fades, one is left wondering about the secret of this extraordinary woman's success.
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