Friday, May 12, 2006

In the 2001 Assembly elections

Take the Bolpur Parliamentary constituency that is represented by the Lok Sabha Speaker. In the 2001 Assembly elections, the CPM polled more than 90% of the votes in most polling booths. A sample of 312 voters was asked about their true voting intentions if the elections were truly free and fair this time around. Astonishingly, just about 30% of the respondents said that they will vote for the Left Front, while 70% of the voters said that they will vote against the Left Front. Similarly, the Left had polled more than 90% votes in many booths in Barrackpore.

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