Feb 22, 1998, 12:01 AM
News Code: 9120761
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india in elections of round second in polling percent 55 million 201 of percent 55 estimated an -- irna 22, .feb delhi, new for polling of round second the in franchise their exercised voters .today india in elections general sabha, lok 545-member of members 184 elect to held was polling .parliament indian of houser lower nine of parts over spread candidates, 1,550 of number total a today's for fray the in were territory, union one and states .round as today polling the described india of commission election the of state northern the in violence of incidents barring `peaceful', six which in bengal west and orissa of states eastern and bihar .killed were persons ,(seats 222) 16 february -- phases five in held being are elections three) seven march and (seats 130) 28 ,(seats two) 23 ,(seats 184) 22 .(seats in sealed was fortunes whose personalities prominent the among janata bhartiya hindu-extremist the included today boxes ballot the the vajpayee, behari atal candidate, ministerial prime party's singh mulayam party, samajwadi of president the and minister defence minister, railway the and chidambaram, .p minister, finance the yadav, .paswan vilas ram dramatic and sudden of backdrop the in held polling today's pradesh uttar of state northern the in government bjp the of dismissal .night last (.p.u) .today polls to went .p.u of constituenncies 35 their by spearheaded congress, the and (uf) front united the sonia and gujral .k.i vajpayee, behari atal leaders, respective the forming for contention in forces political main the are gandhi, .cnetre the at government post-poll entry the been has electioneering the of feature dramatic most the rajiv premier indian former of wife italy-born the gandhi, sonia of political of years seven about after politics into gandhi, .hybernation parliament 12th elect to polls the for feature perceptible another events poll-related thye of coverage extensive the been has india of .news star the and bbc the including channels, tv satellite the by second a with burdened people, the of involvement the however, .low-key best at been has years, half a and one within election ma/ms/dh end