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  • Volume-X No. 10

    October-1986

    Election Commission of India

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    DOCUMENTATION I1ONTHLY.

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  • Pages

    CHAPTER-I

    Books and a r t i c l e s . 4 - 13

    CHAPTER-I I

    Notes on j u d i c i a l decisions

    in e lect ion mat ters . 14 - 25

    CHAPTER-I 11

    Cases of Disqual i f icat ion. 2 6 - 6 3

    CHAPTE3-IV

    Disposal of election petitions. 64 - 73

    CHAPTER-V

    Vacancy statements. 74 - 86

    CHAPTER-VI

    Commission's vieus on some

    aspects of e l ec t ions . 87

    CHAPTER-VII

    8iennial /3ye-alect ions. 88 - 91CHAPTER-VIII '

    Press reports on e lect ions andp o l i t i c a l systems of foreigncountries and other matters ofinterest. 9 2 - 9 6

    P.T.O.

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  • TheDocumentation is intended to acquaint the

    officers and staff of the Commission and the Chief

    Electoral Officers and their staff with articles on

    current political issues published in periodicals/

    nBUspaper3 received in the Commission's Library,

    development in the field of electoral law and

    procedure, progress in the disposal of election

    petitions and judicial decisions thereon, Commission's

    decisions on questions as to disqualification of

    members to either House of Parliament or of the State

    Legislatures and bye-elections to both the Houses of

    Parliament and State Legislatures,

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    CHAPTER I

    BOOKS AND ARTICLES

    A number of articles on the currant political

    issues and othar isattars of interest appeared in various^

    pariodicala/nauspapors which uere receivad in the

    Commission's Library during the month of October,19B6,

    A list of such articlas as are considered to be of

    special interest is oivan in tha following pages.

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    LIST OF ARTICLES

    AUTHOR TITLE REFERENCE

    FOREIGN ELECTIONS AND POLITICS:

    (a) Magazines ;

    Backui th ,Davidand PlcGeary,3ohanna.

    Nigam fSanjay

    Forward - Spa in .

    Regarding tha outcomeof tha aurarait a tRaykjav ik .

    Can Labour Uin ThePolls?

    On ths state of diffa-rent political partiasand their futureprospects for ths nextgeneral elections intha United Kingdom.

    Tima:October,1986pp.6-9.

    Onlooker:October16-31,1986,pp.44-45.

    8angladesh:Stay~at~Horn93,

    Titne:October 27,1986,p.25,

    Regarding the outcomeof tha Praaidantial pollheld recently in Bangladash.

    Uatson, Russellwith others.

    * Can a Deal S t i l l BaCut?

    Uatson,Russa11 * Deadlock in Iceland.

    * Regarding the outcomeof tha U.S.-U.S.S.R.summit at Iceland.

    Neusueek:October 27,1986,pp.8-10,12,14.

    Neusueek:Qctober 20,1936.

    (b) Neuspapers:

    Editorial

    Ratra,Saral

    Thapar,Karan.

    Dhaka Gladiators.

    Regarding the for th-coming president ialelection in Bangladesh.

    The Hindustan Tima3:Nau Delhi,October 15,1986,p.9.

    9angladesh:Ershad Patriot:Neu Oalhi,ensured poll victory. October 16,1986,p.4.

    Tha Stakes a t Reykjavik Indian ExptQSS;'Usummit. Neu Delhi,October 10,

    1986,p.8.

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    AUTHOR

    Editorial

    3ain,Aj i t

    3ain,Aj i t

    TITLE

    Ominous Portent.

    Regarding the prasi-dential elaction inBangladesh*

    REFERENCE

    Indian Express:Neu Delhi,October 10,1986,p.8.

    Canada's Sikh Problem- The Statesman:Dalhi,I-Khalistanis Gathering October 13,1986,p.6.Strength.

    Canada's Sikh Problam- The StatesmanrOelhi,II-Tryinq To Project October 14,1986,p.6.A Peaceful Image.

    Editor ia l

    Edi tor ia l

    Edi tor ia l

    Edi tor ia l

    Datta-Ray,Sunanda

    *A Phoney Poll.

    *I, The Democracy.

    *0nly To Be Expected,

    *Neu Phase In Dhaka.

    Aiyer,ShahnazAnklesaria.

    Thapar,Karan.

    *Ershad!s SecondComing:PragmatismYields To PhoneyPolitics.

    *0n the outcome of therecent presidentialelection in Bangladesh.

    Suaeping Proposals atReykjavik.

    Indian Exprsss:NeuDelhi,October 17,1986,p.8.

    The Hindustan Times:Neu Delhi,October 17,19B6rp.9.

    The StatesraantDalhi,October 17,1986,p.6.

    The Times of India:Neu Delhi,October 18,1986,p.8.

    The Sunday Statesman:Oelhi,October 19,1986'. p. 6.

    Indian Express:NeuDelhi,October 2,1986,p.61.

    Wil l Thatcher Winagain?

    Bitndy,FicGeorg8etc.

    Indian ExprassrNauDelhi,October 29,1986,p.8.

    Ths author deals uiththe question whetherBritain will go to pollsnext year and whether Rrs,Thatcher uin again?

    The Missed Opportunity. Times of India:Regarding the Iceland J" Delhi,October 30,summit between USSR andUS.

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  • AUTHOR REFERENCE

    B. INDIAN ELECTIONS AND POLITICS:.

    (a) Magazines:_

    Banar j ia . r ionideepa . Subhas Gh i s inqAno the r Onlooker:October 1-15,Bhindranuale in the 1 9 8 6 , p p . 1 2 - 1 5 , 1 7 - 1 9 , 2 1 .Flaking?

    Fernandas, Louise

    Hebbar,S.andBalashankar R.

    IndiarToday.

    Dohnson,Plarguerita

    Lalita Dilaap.

    Regarding Gorkha mowa-mant in Wast Bengal.

    Paradiso Or Pandemo-nium.

    The author examinesShri Rama KrishnaHegde's attempt tointroduce panchayatraj in Karnataka.

    Security Fiasco:HouSafe Ara Our VIPs?

    IUI:October 26,-Nov.1,1986,pp.38-39.

    The authors say thatdespite massive amountsbeing spent on VIPsecurity and the creationof e l i te corps ter ror is tsare striking with impunity.

    Onlooker:0ctobar 16-31,1986tpp.10-12,14-15r18-19.

    Gorkhaland:Dodgingthe Issue.

    India Returning toRealism.

    India Today: *'^irOctober 1-15,1986,p.11.

    Time:November 3,1986,p.15.

    Regarding the recentreshuffle of the CentralCabinet by 5p.Rajiv/Gandhi.

    Tamil Nadu Congress(I):0nlooker:0ctober 1-15,Can The E l i t e Uin 1986,pp.8-11.Votes?

    The author says thattha ruling party stilllacks a popular leadershipin Tamil Nadu withoutwhich it cannot hope tocomeback to power in theState.

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  • AUTHOR REFERENCE

    Pandit,Tooshar

    Seminar

    U.Balram.

    (t>) Nsuspapars;

    Editorial

    Editorial

    Editorial

    Pathur,R.C.

    Editorial

    Sikkim-Ths Secondquestion.

    Sunday:October 19-25,1986,pp.14-17.

    Punjab Perspectives. Seminar:0ctob8r 1986.

    A 8ymposium on thafacets of a crisissituation.

    Kerala:Congress War Onlooker:SsptembarSpills Into Tha Strsats. 16-30,1986,pp.23-24,

    Th8 author says thatthara is open U3rfara inthe Kerala Congress(I)as Chief MinisterKarunakaran has setabout planting his all iesin key positions in theparty and elsauhsre.

    Uith an eye onelections.

    The concessionsrecently announced byNr.Bansi Lai,chiefminister of Haryanahave baan seen asgaining pol i t ical mileagefor the forth-comingpoll.

    Indian Express:NeuDelhi,October 1,1986,P.B.

    Congrsss-I poll . Tha Hindustan Times:Neu Dal hi,October 1,1986,p.9.

    Clarify Nou, Indian Express:Neu DelhiRegarding fcbs GorkhalaruP01^81 2,1986,p.8.xssua.

    NBU davelopmsnts inPunjab pol i t ics .

    foot And Mouth.

    Regarding thaGorkhaland agitation.

    The Hindustan Times:Neu Delhi,October 2,1986,p.9.

    Tha Statesrnan:Dalhi,October 2,1986,p.6.

    contd. . .

  • AUTHOR TITLE REFERENCE:

    Kapur,Rajiv A.

    Flitra,Chandan.

    Chakrayartty,Nikhil.

    Khare,Harish.

    G. Prabhakaran.

    Editorial

    Editorial

    editorial

    Sinha, Yashuant

    All India GuruduaraActtOangerous PouorsFor SGPC.

    A Year Of Akali Raj:Tims To Enlarge TheMainstream.

    The Times of India:NGU Delhi,October 4,1986,p,8.

    The StatasmanlDelhi,October 4,1986,p.6.

    Signs of thau in The TimBS of India:deadlock. Neu Delhi,Octobar 5,Regarding tha political1986fpp.l4V.situation of Kashmir*

    Organisational The Times of India:Elections :Coping. Uith . Neu Delhi,Octobar 6,Political Vulnarabi- 1986,p.8.l i t i e s .Regarding ths Organisa-tional elections ofCongress(I).

    Salvos for FebruaryAssembly poll.

    Regarding the assemblypoll in Kerala.

    Time For Decision.

    Regarding the holdingof assembly electionsin Dammu & Kashmir.

    Dangerous Delays.

    Patriot:Neu DelhiOctober 6,1986,p.4.

    The Times of India:Neu Del hi,October 10v1956,p.8.

    Indian Express:NeuDglhi,October 11,

    Regarding the political1986,p.8.situation in 3 4 K,

    Kashmir Cauldron. The Hindustan Times:Neu Delhi,October 11,1986,p.9.

    Government By Blunder: Ths Statesman:Dolhi,Half-baksd Managerial October 11,1986,p.6.Concepts.

    Tha ar t ic le is acomment on ths per-formance of tho RajivGandhi Govarnmsnt.

    contd.....

  • AUTHOR

    Fiukhopadhyay,Ashim.

    Patra,Saral

    P"alhotra ,AvtarSingh.

    Raman,3.Sri

    Editorial

    Ram Suarup

    Ram Suarup

    Khanna,K.C.

    Editorial

    Rajiv's Gift To Uast Indian Exoraas (flag.) :8angai. Neu Delhi,October 12,

    Reoardino the pol i t ica l 1 9 S 6 'P P* 1 & 4 *impact of Shri RajivGandhi's racant vis i tto Uest Bengal and hl3assurances of centralfinancial halp to thaState.

    Uttar Paschtm SearoaPradesh: Solution ToPunjab Stalemate.

    Tha HindustanNBU Delhi,October 13,1986,p.9.

    India-Pakistan relations Patriot:Neu Delhi,touch a nau lou. October 16,1986,p.4,

    CPI for ant i - terror is t Patriot:Neu Oalhi,rssurgsnca in Punjab. October 17,1986,p.4

    PatriotrNeu Delhi,October 17,1986,o.4.

    Patriot:Neu Delhi,October