Lok Sabha and Vidhan Sabha Elections in India 1989 and 1990: Process and Results with Comparative study of Manifestos (CICIL)
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About the Book :
This is a handy reference volume providing an overview of election to the Lok Sabha in 1989 and Vidhan Sabha in 1990. After giving the texts of the election manifestoes of major political parties in India, it provides a comparative study of the major points of the programmes. Data in respect of electorates, number of candidates State wise and party wise, party position after elections, percentage of votes polled by each part, comparative position in 1984 and 1989 and some interesting facts like the highest percentage of votes polled will be found here. Press comments on election results have been furnished. Other chapters include the formation of the National Front Cabinet under the Prime Ministership of Shri V.P. Singh, portfolios of the Ministers and the text of the first address of the Prime Minister to the nation. The book contains sufficient reference material for the use of a wide spectrum of populace in India and abroad. It would be of particular interest to students and teachers of current affairs, political science and sociology.
About Author :
S.P. Agrawal (b. 1929) was Director, National Social Science Documentation Centre, ICSSR, and Member Secretary, Indian Association of Social Science Institutions. He was also the Vice-Chairman of the Asia and Pacific Information Network in Social Sciences (APINESS). In 1988 he was awarded the degree of Doctor of Philosophy in Education (Honoris Causa) by International University Foundation. Presently, he is Member, Round Table on Research in Reading, IFLA, and Member, International Committee for Social Science Information and Documentation. He is also Member of Board of Studies of National Archives of India and Hindi Advisory Committee, Ministry of Coal, Government of India. Born and brought up in the cradle of freedom movement which he joined at the tender age of twelve, he gained an insight into political problems and 'developed a sense of responsibility which bore fruit as an information scientist committed to Gandhiji's philosophy and action-plan in the field and its social concept. He. has written extensively on various aspects of education, Indian Polity and library and information science.
J.C. Aggarwal (b. 1928), has a varied experience in the field of education. He was Deputy Director of Education and Executive Director of Education and Executive Director of Delhi Bureau of Text Books under Delhi Administration. He has organised and attended any conferences, seminars and workshops in education. Shri Aggarwal has authored more than seventy books on various aspects of social sciences.