INDIA POLITICS

FILE "Bandit Queen" Phoolan Devi (center), in her new role as a member of Parliament, reaches Parliament House to attend the opening session in New Delhi in this May 22, 1996 file photo. On Tuesday Jan.21, 1997 a court rejected her plea for bail and issued a warrant for her arrest in a case involving, among others, the cases where she gunned down several upper caste men. (AP Photo/ AJit Kumar/File)