Defectors’ Paradise : The era of Aayaram & Gayaram in Bihar politics

A politician’s dilemma: Which colour to wear today! Cartoon by Anand.

NKSINGH

Point of View 19 June 1971

“An honest politician is one who, when he is bought, will stay bought.”-Simon Cameron

Unfortunately, there seems to be a dearth of the ‘honest politicians in Bihar, in whose absence the ministerial kaleidoscope has changed again. Continue reading “Defectors’ Paradise : The era of Aayaram & Gayaram in Bihar politics”

1971 Lok Sabha Election: Poll Prospect in Bihar

“It is election time. You should tell them that 3 votes are marooned. May be, they will rescue us early.” This scathing cartoon by Kirtish Bhatt illustrates how politicians have been exploiting poor voters in Bihar. Credit – BBC

N.K. SINGH

Secular Democracy, February 1971

Bihar goes to the poll in the first week of March to elect its 55 representatives to Lok Sabha. There are two rival political constellations in the State in the making: one headed by the Indira Congress and the other by the Syndicate Congress. Continue reading “1971 Lok Sabha Election: Poll Prospect in Bihar”