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There are reasons for decline of regional party UKD

SMA Kazmi
Tribune News Service
January 10, 2011

Uttarakhand is perhaps the only state in the country that has seen the decline of a regional political party since it came into being on November 9, 2000. Since the country attained Independence, and particularly in the past two decades, there has been a steady rise of the regional political forces with the rise of the regional and local aspirations and the failure of the national parties to meet these aspirations across the country. [more]