with Comparative Data Since 1952
The Lok Sabha Elections 1998 were the third in the series, necessitated as a consequence of the fall of non-congress Government at the Centre. Sonia Gandhi, had perhaps no option but to campaign for congress sensing Bharatiya Janata Party as enemy number one.
Bhartiya Janata Party had a chance of lifetime. A.B. Vajpayee seemed acceptable to the voters in general. The Strategy of alliances at States level paid rich dividends making BJP presence noticeable in the South and the East. The Janata Dal, which at one time had a nation wide spread is reduced to a single digit representation in the 12th Lok Sabha.
The present volume records all important events, constituency state wise results and reactions of 12th Lok Sabha with a comparative date of General Elections since 1952. It covers assembly elections also. The book should serve one and allas a reference manual.
J C Aggarwal, a retired Deputy Director of Education and Executive Director of the Delhi Bureau of Textbooks, Delhi Administration, has written extensively on education and current problems. His publication include : Learning without Burden: An Analysis: Education Policy in India : Modern History of Jammu and Kashmir; Uttarakhand : Past and Present and Elections in India:12952-96. N K Chowdhry, has been writing on contemporary politics economics and political affairs for the last six years. He is a former Deputy Director of Education, Delhi Administration. He started with the book Ramjanambhoomi throughthe ages and has since authored a number of books including Elections in India (1952-1991); Assembly Elections 1991: Dunkel Proposals (2 Vols) ; Assembly Elections 1994-95 Elections in India : 1952-96: Elections in India : 1998 etc. Shri Chowdhry frequently contributes to newspapers and magazines on topics of professional and general interest.
Preface, List of Tables, Abbreviations, Democracy at work, Non congress governments, Jain commission & dissolution of eleventh lok sabha, Poll schedule, Splits & defections, The star wars & sonia factors, Surveys, opinion & exit polis, Lok sabha elections: 1952-1998 (Highlights), Election & judgements, Poll talk & action in the wrong, the twelfth round: results & their analysis, Political parties: manifestos & performance, Statewise elections results, Media & reactions, Atal Bihar Vajpayee: the national agenda & coalition government, Chronology of poll & post poll events