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Impartiality at Stake

In November 1984, following the assassination of Indira Gandhi, almost 3,000 Sikhs were slaughtered and burnt to death in Delhi. Witnesses and survivors of these killings categorically indicted the Delhi Police and some leaders of the Congress (I) for permitting the mobs to kill with impunity.

Delhi : Benefiting from Two-Layered Incumbency

In the parliamentary elections of 2004, Delhi benefited from a twin incumbency factor - the anti-incumbency factor that worked against the NDA government at the centre and the incumbency factor at the state level that worked in favour of the Sheila Dixit-led Congress government. More importantly, while the BJP appeared to be a party old and unchanging in its style and membership, the Congress, by putting forward new, younger faces and by appealing to development issues, made a greater impact on Delhi's voting electorate.

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