Himachal electorate throws ADR Report to wind

December 28th, 2007  |  by  |  published in Activism, Elections, Politics

New Delhi: The Himachal electorate has thrown the ADR (Association for Democratic Reforms) Report – ‘Himachal Pradesh Election Watch’ (HPEW) – to the wind and have voted for 21 of the 50 candidates that have criminal cases pending against them. Of the 21 candidates, 19 belong to BJP and two to Congress and one as […]

Why does Himachal not count in national politics?

December 12th, 2007  |  by  |  published in Elections, Featured, Politics

Both Gujarat and Himachal Pradesh are going for assembly elections, yet the national newspapers here in Delhi, have just a small para on Himachal elections, somewhere tugged inside, while Gujarat has a devoted full-page. Why is Himachal not so important for the media or even the national politics? The only noise that Himachal made lately […]

Himachal BJP fields most candidates with pending criminal cases

December 12th, 2007  |  by  |  published in Activism, Elections, Politics

New Delhi: Surprise! The favourite Bharatiya Janta Party (BJP) on the election poll on hillbeat.in has 25 candidates out of 68 candidates it has fielded for elections with pending criminal cases against them. That means a huge 36.76 per cent. The figures have been made public by ‘Himachal Pradesh Election Watch’ (HPEW), a non-partisan civil […]

SDRS demands eye bank in Himachal in its manifesto

December 8th, 2007  |  by  |  published in Elections, Politics

Hill Beat Shimla: Society for Disability and Rehabilitation Studies (SDRS), Himachal Pradesh Chapter, has come out with a People’s Manifesto for the Disabled in connection with the ensuing assembly election in the hill state. Ajai Srivastava, Chairman of the society and a crusader for the rights of the disabled, released the manifesto on the occasion […]

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