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30 December, 1997
  Cong disintegration inevitable: Advani
The BJP president L K Advani said yesterday that CPM general secretary Harkishen Singh Surjeet would not be able to prevent the inevitable disintegration of the Congress in the coming polls. He further declined to make any comments on the sorry plight of Congress which was a fact that no one could dispute.
  Mulayam may go with Congress in Maharashtra
The Samajwadi Party chief, Mulayam Singh Yadav, has indicated that he was not averse to the idea of extending tactical support to the Congress in Maharashtra in order to contain the BJP. He further dismissed opinion polls which predicted that the BJP was far ahead of its rivals. "According to our assessment, it will not get more than 100 seats,'' he quipped.

BJD, BJP squabble over Kalahandi
For the fledgling BijuJanata Dal-Bharatiya Janata Party alliance, the Bolangir and Kalahandi Lok Sabha seats have become the bone of contention. It is learnt that the BJP state unit is in no mood to compromise on the Bolangir and Kalahandi seats. As regards the Kalahandi seat, preliminary talks between the two parties have not achieved anything.
Kalmadi's exit claims first victim in Pune
The ongoing tug-of-war between the pro and anti-Suresh Kalmadi factions within the city Congress claimed its first victim yesterday with the removal of Chandrakant Chhajed from the post of the party's Leader of the House at the Pune Municipal Corporation (PMC).


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JD promises to arm the poor in Bihar
In an apparent bid to outwit his bete noire Laloo Prasad Yadav in the game of promises, the Janata Dal national president Sharad Yadav came out with the assurance to arm the poor of the extremist areas with arms at government expenses.
Sachar moots role of non-official observers
Former Delhi High Court chief justice and noted human right activist Rajindar Sachar has urged Chief Election Commissioner M S Gill and leaders of political parties to allow "non-official observers" to act in sensitive constituencies for conducting impartial, free and fair elections in the forthcoming Lok Sabha polls.


  Mulayam may go with Congress in Maharashtra
  Mamata kicks off poll drive
  Kalmadi spills the beans, spews venom at Kesri
  No headway in Akali-BJP seat sharing talks
  Militant-turned MLA Kukka Parrey may join BJP
  Kanshi ties up with Devi Lal in Haryana
  JD promises to arm the poor in Bihar
  IUML yet to decide over support
  Punjab civic poll process begins
  BJD, BJP squabble over Kalahandi
  Gujarat Governer justifies dissolution
  Sachar moots role of non-official observers
  BJP to hold talks with Pak if elected
  Bandhu accords zero performance tag to Delhi Govt
  Kalmadi's exit claims first victim in Pune
  Cong disintegration inevitable
  Dynasty steps in to save the Congress
  BJP juggernaunt pauses to think
  Whisked corporators vote in LC polls and vanish again

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